Exhibitors Guide - Open Class (All Divisions)
OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Introduction

Large Animals only New Policy. Exhibitors with more than one species will have priority parking in the lower parking lot on Sunday morning for haul out. The Exhibitors will be given a tag/number prior to haul out. Exhibitors will be able to pick up their species in the barns order. (Pig Barn, Sheep-Goat, Llama and then on to Beef Barn in that order). If you need one species from another barn before the first barn order then you will have to pick up the species you want in first and then loop around and get back in line to pick up the next species. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK THEIR ANIMALS ACROSS FROM ONE DEFINED AREA TO ANOTHER. No Horse will be allowed to walk up the hill to another barn to be loaded. This requirement protects animals from cross contamination and ALL exhibitors are expected to comply.

Open Class Floral General Information

​General Chairman and Floral Department Superintendent
Ellen Daly 360-485-5253  ellendaly@hotmail.com

"150 Years of Fabulous:  A Patriotic Flower Show"
A National Garden Club Standard Flower Show
Presented by Black Hills District of Garden Clubs

Open and free to the public with exhibits and gardening and design demonstrations.  Adult Thurston and Lewis County residents, Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs members and youth aged Pre-K - 18 may enter.

We would like to encourage the public to enter these categories.  Please call Ellen Daly or any of the Consultants in the section you are interested in for more information.

Public viewing hours:

July 27 - 31, 2022 10am - 10pm
July 31, 2022 10am - 8pm

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES
ENTRIES: Horticulture, Design and Special Exhibits entries will be accepted between 4 and 7pm on Monday, July 25, 2022 in the Thurston Expo Center.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION is required in Division I, Sections O and P, II, III, IV, and V by Sunday, July 10 (Contact Section Consultant listed below in Schedule). EVERY EXHIBIT IN DIVISION II, III, IV AND V MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A LISTING OF THE NAMES OF THE PLANTS USED IN THE EXHIBIT ON A SEPARATE CARD.
CLASSIFICATION: Chairmen/Consultants in each Section shall check for conformity to the schedule at time of entry before entrant departs.
SPECIAL ENTRY TAGS for Open Class Floral are available from the Fair Office, the Floral Department Superintendent and Black Hills District Club Presidents. A list of the Clubs and contact information for Club Presidents can be found at www.blackhillsdistrict.com/clubs. They must be completed in pencil or waterproof pen.

EXHIBITORS: May be any resident in Thurston and Lewis County and all members of the Black Hills District of Garden Clubs and Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. Also, National Garden Clubs Student Judges may enter any adult class.

DAYS AND HOURS: The show will be open to the public at 10 AM each day of the Fair from Wednesday through Sunday, and close at 10 PM each evening until the end of the Fair, Sunday, at 8 PM.
JUDGING: Judging will take place Tuesday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m.  The General Chairman and the Classification Chairmen for each Division are available during judging for possible consultation.  They, along with the judges and clerks, are the only personnel allowed on the floor during judging.
AWARDS: The Flower Show conforms to the standards established by National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), page 5.  The Handbook for Flower Shows (HB), 2017 edition, with revisions printed in the National Gardener Magazine (TNG) is the authority for all issues not covered by the schedule, which is the law of the show.  The HB is available at local libraries and from Black Hills District Garden Club members.  A list of the Clubs and contact information for Club Presidents can be found at www.blackhillsdistrict.com/club Stickers will indicate 1st Place, exhibit must score 90 or more (Blue), 2nd place, 85 or more (red), 3rd place, 80 or more (yellow) and Honorable Mention, 75 or more (white). The entry card with sticker may be exchanged for ribbons in the Fairground Office at the end of the fair. The decisions of the judges will be final. Any award may be withheld if the requirements are not met.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Show Committee will take all possible care to protect exhibits but will not be responsible for loss or damage.
CONSERVATION LIST: Plants on the Washington State Conservation List may not be used in this show unless grown by the Exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner.
FRESH PLANT MATERIAL shall be emphasized in this show.
NO ARTIFICIAL "PLANT" MATERIAL is permitted in any Division.
REPLACING PLANT MATERIAL: Wilted plant material may be replaced each morning before 9:30 AM.
REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be removed Sunday, July 31, after the Fair closes, between 8 - 9 PM, and must be removed between 9 AM and 11 AM on Monday, August 1. Please let the Superintendent know if there will be any problem in removing an exhibit.
NON-COMPLIANCE: Those not complying with these rules forfeit all prizes.
POLICIES: The NGC exhibit policies are printed in the HB, Chapter 7, Exhibiting in the Design Division, NGC Policies and Guideline.

Division I - Floral Horticulture

Horticulture Entry Chairman/Consultant:  Dorrie Carr   360-923-5896   hdcarr@outlook.com

WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

Entries in Division I are eligible for the Betty Belcher Horticulture Award, Award of Horticulture Excellence, Award of Merit, Arboreal Award, Growers Choice Award, Marvalee Peterschick Award, and Thurston County Fair Awards; the Lily Award, the Glad Award, the Vine Award, the Rose Award, the Posey Award, the Gourmet Award, the Harvest Award and People’s Choice Award.

HORTICULTURE RULES:
The Sunset Western Garden Book will be used as reference authority

  1.  General Requirements
          a.  All plant material MUST BE fresh and grown by the exhibitor.
          b.  Cut annuals and biennials must have been in the Exhibitor’s possession from seeds, cuttings or immature plants for at least 90 days; perennials for at least 90
               days; bulbous blooms from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, for at least 90 days.
          c.  Container-grown plants must have been in Exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days. Exceptions: Multiple plantings and combination plantings must have been in
               the Exhibitor’s possession and growing together at least six weeks.
  2. Entry tags are available at the Fair Office, to be filled out in pencil in advance, if possible.
  3. All specimens must be correctly named by Genus, species and/or cultivar/ variety. This name may be found in the Sunset Western Garden Book or online. Common name may also be given.
  4. An exhibitor may enter as many exhibits as desired in any class or sub-class provided each exhibit is a different cultivar, color or type. The Committee will sub-divide classes by variety/cultivar, color or type for judging.
  5. Exhibitors must provide clear (uncolored) glass bottles for cut specimens. Your bottle(s) must be picked up on Sunday, July 31, 8pm - 9pm or Monday, August 1st between 9 and 11 am.  After 11am, remaining bottles will be discarded.
  6. All specimens must be properly conditioned and groomed (cleaned). No shining agents are permitted.
  7. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below water line. Wedging with plastic wrap or any other unobtrusive material is permitted.
  8. Cut specimen length is not to exceed 30" except in Division V Botanical Arts, Section A Class 20.
  9. Due to space limitations, containers in Sections L and M may be no larger than 12" in diameter; Double potting is permitted.
  10. Youth horticulture will be entered in Division IV Youth Exhibits, Section A. Class 18. All horticulture rules apply.

GLOSSARY FOR HORTICULTURE

ARBOREAL: Pertaining to trees and shrubs.
BLOOM: An individual flower, usually between 1/2 and 3/4 open.
BUD: An undeveloped flower (or leaf ).
CULTIVAR: A cultivated variety of a plant.
FRESH PLANT MATERIAL: Any part severed from a living plant and in good condition.
SCAPE: A bare, leafless flower stem arising from the ground. Example: daylily, daffodil.
SPIKE: A lengthened flower cluster in which flowers are practically stemless. Example: Gladiolus, snapdragon.
SPRAY: A group of florets on a branched stem, each on its own stalk.
STEM: The major supporting structure in plants to which buds, leaves and flowers are attached at regular intervals at points called nodes.

Section "A" - ANNUALS
​"Alaska"

Eligible for Award of Merit     

Class

  1. Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon) one spike
  2. Calendula officinalis (Calendula) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  3. Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  4. Centaurea cynus (Bachelor’s Button) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  5. Cosmos - 3 stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  6. Dianthus (Carnations) - three stems
  7. Godetia (Clarkia) - three stems
  8. Gypsophila elegans (Baby’s Breath) - one stem
  9. Helianthus (Sunflower) one stem or spray
  10. Helichrysum bracteatum (Strawflowers) - three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  11. Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Peas) - six stems
  12. Lavetera trimestris (Lavatera) - one spray
  13. Limonium sinuatum (Statice) - three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  14. Nigella (Love-in-a-Mist) - one spray
  15. Petunia x hybrida (Petunia hybrids) - one spray
    1. single
    2. double
    3. ruffled
    4. other
  16. Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy) - 3 stems
  17. Salpiglossis sinuata (Painted-tongue) - 1 spray
  18. Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor-man’s Orchid) - 1 spray
  19. Tagetes (Marigolds)
    1. T. erecta (African oramerican) - 1 stem
    2. T. patula (French) - 3 stems
    3. Any other Tagetes - 1 stem if tall, 3 stems if small
  20. Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtiums) - 3 stems
    1. Singles
      1. same color
      2. mixed colors
    2. Doubles
      1. same color
      2. mixed colors
  21. Viola (Pansy) - 3 stems
  22. Zinnia
    1. Small flowered (under 1 1/2") - 3 stems
    2. Large flowered - 1 stem
  23. Any other garden grown annual not listed.
    No roadside flowers will be accepted in this Class.

Section "B" - PERENNIALS FROM FLESHY ROOTS
"Washington"

Eligible for Lily Award and Award of Merit
(Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers other than Gladiolus and Dahlias) 

Class

  1. Agapanthus (Lily-of-the-Nile) - 1 stem
  2. Allium (Garlic/onion Seed Head) - 1 stem if large, 3 if small
  3. Alstroemeria - 1 spray
  4. Crocosmia (Montbretia) - 3 stems
  5. Hemerocallis (Daylily) - one scape
  6. Lillium (Lily) - 1 stem
  7. Begonia (Tuberous Begonia) - one bloom, stem 1" to 2" long
  8. Any other perennial from fleshy roots not listed.

Section "C" – FLOWERING PERENNIALS
" California"
(Other than fleshy rooted under Section "B" above)

Eligible for Award of Merit

Class

  1. Achillea (Yarrow) - 3 stems
  2. Aster - 1 spray
    a. A. frickartii
    b. A.novi-belgii (Michaelmas Daisy)
    c. Other garden asters
  3. Chrysanthemum (Daisies)
    a. C. maximum (Shasta Daisy) - 3 stems
    b. C. coccineum (Painted Daisy, Pyrethrum) - 3 stems
    c. C. frutescens (Marguerite) - 1 spray
    d. Other early garden mums
  4. Delphinium - 1 spike
  5. Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s Breath) - 1 stem
  6. Limonium latifolium (Statice) - 1 stem
  7. Phlox paniculata (Phlox) - 1 scape
  8. Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern)- 1 stem
  9. Any other flowering perennial

​Section "D" - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS
"Delaware"
(other than fleshy rooted under Section B. above)

Eligible for Award of Merit

Class

  1. Artemisia – 1 stem
  2. Hosta - 3 leaves
    a. same variety
    b. three varieties, - 1 leaf each, card with names attached to entry card
  3. Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) - 1 leaf, may exceed 30"
  4. Senecio cineraria (Dusty Miller) - 1 stem
  5. Any other perennial grown primarily for foliage

Section "E" - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
"Iowa"

Eligible for Award of Merit 

Class:

  1. Bambusoidea (Bamboo) - 1 stem cut no more than 36" long
    a. Clumping
    b. Running
  2. Carex (Sedge) - 5 stems, length appropriate to variety
  3. Cortaderia selloanna (Pampas Grass) - 3 stems, length in proportion to plume
  4. Miscanthus sinensis (Eulalia Grass) - 5 stems, length appropriate to variety
  5. Any other grass-like perennial

Section "F" - DAHLIAS
"Florida"

 Eligible for Dahlia Award

Dahlias must:

  1. have only one bloom per stem
  2. have at least one pair of leaves (stem must be long enough for leaves to be above bottle rim)

SINGLE ENTRIES - One stem each variety

Class

  1. Bloom over 10"
  2. Bloom 8" to 10"
  3. Decorative.
    a. Bloom 6" to 8"
    b. Bloom 4" to 6" 
  4. Cactus
    a. Bloom 6" to 8"
    b. Bloom 4" to 6"
  5. Waterlily
  6. Ball (over 3 1/2")
  7. Other types not listed above (peony, anemone, collarette, single, orchid, novelty, etc.)

MINIATURE ENTRIES - 3 stems each variety

  1. Miniature (under 4") Decorative
  2. Miniature (under 4") Cactus
  3. Mini balls (2" to 3 1/2")
  4. Pompoms (2" and under)

​Section "G" - GLADIOLUS
"Georgia"

Eligible for the Glad Award 

Note: Gladiolus are entered with attached leaves, preferably two for balance (leaves may be under water). The length of the stem should be in good balance to the blooms and very straight. The spike should have about one-third tight buds, one-third showing color, and one-third open blooms. Wedging with plastic wrap, Styrofoam or any other unobtrusive material is encouraged so that the spike stands as straight as possible. (Plastic wrap available from Show Committee.)

 The Show Committee will sub-divide Gladiolus by color before judging.

  1. Miniature - under 2 1/2" - 1 spike
  2. Small - 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" - 1 spike
  3. Medium - 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" - 1 spike
  4. Large - 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" - 1 spike
  5. Extra-large - 5 1/2" or larger - 1 spike
  6. Three (3) spikes of same size, same or mixed colors

Exhibit not to exceed 30" in length 

Eligible for the Vine Award

 Eligible for the Rose Award

​CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS

Flowering and Combination

Note: Container grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least three (3) months. Exceptions: multiple plantings, such as planters, dish gardens, etc. must have been grown together, by the exhibitor, for at least six (6) weeks. Exhibits shall be subdivided by variety and color. The Show Committee will sub-divide as needed before judging. Due to space limitations, the container may be no larger than 12" in diameter. Exception: Section "N". Combination Plantings may be up to 16" in diameter

If a plant is considered a flowering plant, it should be exhibited as a flowering specimen.  Foliage plants may flower, but it should be exhibited as a foliage plant if they are grown for their leaves. 

Section "L" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – FLOWERING
"Louisiana"

Eligible for Growers Choice Award

Due to space limitations containers in Section L may be no larger than 12" in diameter

Class: 1 Flowering

  1. Begonia
    (1) B. semperflorens (Wax)
    (2) B. tuberhybrida (Tuberous)
  2. Fuchsia
  3. Orchidaceae (Orchid)
  4. Pelargonium (Geranium)
    (1) P. domesticum (Martha Washington)
    (2) P. hortorum (common geranium, includes variegated, fancy-leafed or colored-leafed)
    (3) P. peltatum (Ivy)
    (4) P. tomentosum & others (scented)
  5. Saintpaulia (African Violet)
    (1) single
    (2) double
    (3) trailing
    (4) Mini
  6. Any other flowering container-grown plant - in bloom

Class: 2 Foliage

  1. Begonia - Fibrous-rooted
    (1) B. masoniana (Iron Cross)
    (2) B. rex-cultorum (Rex)
  2. Cactaceae (Cactus)
    (1) single plant
    (2) two or more cacti - 1 container
  3. Crassula argentea (Jade plant)
  4. Sedums and succulents, one variety
  5. Any other container-grown foliage plant not listed above

Section "M" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – COMBINATION

"Missouri"

Eligible for Growers Choice Award

Due to space limitations containers in Section M may be no larger than 12" in diameter.
Class:

  1. Combination of Cactus, Sedums and/or Succulents
  2. Combination of mixed varieties of flowering plants - in bloom
  3. Combination of mixed varieties of foliage plants
  4. Combination of flowering and foliage plants  

​Section "N" - EDIBLES
"Nevada"

Eligible for Harvest and Gourmet Awards 

Stem length in proportion to exhibit, uniformity important

Class: 1. Herbs to be displayed in a clear bottle in water provided by entrant.

  1. Allium (Chives) - 10 blades
  2. Aloysia triphylla (Lemon Verbena) - 1 stem
  3. Artemesia dracunculus (French Tarragon) - 1 stem
  4. Borago officinalis (Borage) - 1 stem
  5. Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) - 3 stems
  6. Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) - 5 stems
  7. Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) - 3 stems
  8. Mentha (Mint) - includes Pennyroyal - 1 stem
  9. Ocimum basilicum (Basil) – 1 stem
  10. Origanum (Oregano & Marjorams) - 3 stems
  11. Petroselinum crispum (Parsley) - 1 stem
  12. Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) – 1 stem    
    1.  Prostrate - 1 Stem   
    2.  Upright- 1 stem
  13. Prostrate - 1 stem
  14. Upright - 1 stem
  15. Salvia officinalis (Sage) - 1 stem
  16. Thymus (Thyme) - 3 stems same variety
  17. Any other named cut herb, number and length appropriate to variety

Note: Common Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is considered a noxious weed and will not be accepted. Exception: The variety Foeniculum vulgare azoricum known as ‘bulbing’ fennel is permissible.

Class 2: Fruits & Vegetables

To be displayed on a foam tray with plastic wrap (as needed) provided by the Show Committee.

FRUITS - should be clean and fresh, wiped, but not washed or polished

  1. Berries - approximately 1/2 cup, shown in wrapped plastic glass
  2. Tree fruit - three specimens each variety, named

VEGETABLES - In general, uniformity (same size, shape, color) in multiple specimen exhibits is desired.

  1. Corn - three ears - trim shank to 1" from base, remove husk on 1/3 of each ear
  2. Rhubarb - three stems, pulled, not cut, with 1" leaf on stalk

SALAD FIXINGS

  1. Cucumber - three of a variety
  2. Lettuce - one head, cleaned and groomed, may be washed, on styrofoam tray lightly covered with plastic wrap (tray and wrap provided by the Show Committee)
  3. Tomatoes - clean with soft cloth
    1) Large - one tomato
    2) Medium (Patio-type) - three specimens
    3) Small (cherry-type) - six specimens
    4) Cluster of small tomatoes (cherry, pear, etc.) with 1/3 showing color, 1/3 some color, 1/3 green
  4. Pepper - three specimens
    1) Green
    2) Other

SQUASH - 1" stem attached, wipe clean gently

  1. Crookneck - 4" to 8" long, three specimens
  2. Pumpkin
    1) Large – one
    2) Mini - three
  3. Spaghetti squash - one
  4. Zucchini
    1) Small/medium - 4" to 8" long, three specimens
    2) Large - one specimen
  5. Other squash, number depending on size of variety

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES - generally one head, remove outer leaves only

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cabbage
    1) green
    2) red
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Kohlrabi - three specimens, same variety, - 2 - 2 1/2" diameter - cut tap root 1/2" below ball, trim leaf petioles to 2"

ROOT CROPS - less soil adheres if dug in dry weather

  1. Beets - three specimens, same variety, 2" diameter ideal, trim tops to 1 1/2", remove small side roots but do not remove tap root. Brush or wash to remove soil
  2. Carrots - three specimens, same variety, remove side roots, trim tap root to
    1/2" diameter, trim tops to 2"
  3. Onions
    1) Dry - 3 specimens, same variety. Do not remove outer scales, cut top to 1/2"
    2) Green - 6 specimens, same variety. Remove loose skin, cut tops 4" to 5" above white, trim roots to 1/2"
  4. Garlic
    1) Regular - 3 bulbs
    2) Elephant - one bulb
  5. Potatoes - brush off soil gently, wash only if necessary, three specimens each variety, must be named
    1) white
    2) red
    3) yellow
    4) any other potato

LEGUMES - six specimens same variety each class

  1. Beans
  2. Peas
  3. Snap peas

ANY OTHER VEGETABLE not mentioned above will be entered under the closest variety with entry tags marked "X"

Section "O" - Collections
"Oregon"

NEW IN 2022:  A collection is an exhibit consisting of at least 5 different specimens, each in a separate clear glass container. Judged for cultural perfection of plant material. To be displayed on a table space that is 24" wide and 30" deep.

Section "P" - Displays

"Pennsylvania"

NEW IN 2022:  A display is an exhibit consisting of at least 5 different specimens, artistically staged by the exhibitor. Judged equally for cultural perfection and decorative effect. To be displayed on a table space that is 24" wide and 30" deep.

Section "Q" - ANY OTHER

"Puerto Rico"

Eligible for Award of Merit

(with consideration to available space & Horticulture Entry Chairman approval).


Division II Floral Design – “America the Beautiful"

Design Entry Chairman/Consultant:

WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

​National Garden Club Awards
​Washington State Federation of Garden Club Awards
​Award of Design Excellence
​Ellen Swenson Flower Arrangement Award
​Table Artistry Award
​Carolyn Erickson All Fresh Design Award
​Petite Award
​Phyllis Danielson Table Setting Awards - 2
​Designers Choice Awards
​Judith Juno Petite Design Award
​Recycle Award
​Brynn Tavasci Recycling Award


EVERY ENTRY IN DIVISION II, III, IV, AND V MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A LISTING OF THE NAMES OF THE PLANTS USED IN THE ENTRY.

Bring your design entry on Monday, July 25 between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to the Thurston Expo Center to be entered in the show.
Your container should be removed on Sunday July 31 after the fair closes, between 8-9 p.m. or Monday, August 1st between 9 - 11 a.m.

SPECIAL RULES FOR DESIGN

  1. Entries in this Division, Sections "A" through "D", must be pre-registered by Sunday, July 10th by calling the Consultant listed with each section.
  2. If after committing to an entry, a designer is unable to enter the class, it is the designer’s responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Section Consultant.
  3. Each design must have been created and placed by one exhibitor.
  4. Only one entry per exhibitor is allowed in any Class.
  5. A minimum of four (4) exhibits is required in each class except in Section E 
  6. Absolutely NO artificial flowers, fruit or foliage permitted.
  7. FRESH plant material may not be treated in any manner, including dye or paint. Take care with commercially available flowers – some are dyed.
  8. Adult Design width is limited to approximately 24" of table space unless otherwise stated within the class description
  9. Landscapes and/or scenes are not accepted in this Division.
  10. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their exhibits in good condition for the duration of the Fair. FREE ADMITTANCE IS ALLOWED DAILY AT 9:30 AM
  11. Featured objects, accessories, container-grown plants growing in soil (where appropriate) and living plants with roots attached are permitted in all classes. Special effects are allowed where power is available.
  12. Living members of the Animal Kingdom are not permitted.
  13. American and other national flags are not permitted. Religious figures are to be displayed in a respectful manner.
  14. FRESH plant material is to be emphasized in this show.
  15. Plant materials used in this division do not need to have been grown by the exhibitor and may be commercially grown. Plant material in design must be listed on entry card or separate index card.
  16. Cut fruits or vegetables are permitted if sealed unobtrusively to discourage insects, odors and discoloration.
  17. Youth will enter their designs in Division IV, Section B. Class 19.
  18. Staging panels are allowed if used within the space permitted/allowed for each class.
  19. Designer is on his/her honor that the design being entered has not been previously entered or judged in an NGC Standard Flower Show.
  20. All tables to be covered with black table cloths provided by the Show Committee.


GLOSSARY FOR DESIGN 
 
ACCESSORY: A subordinate object other than plant material used in a design e.g. a figurine, rock, etc.

BUFFET TABLE: In a Table Class, service for 4 or more with components conveniently and logically placed for ease of self-service.  At least 1 service piece required.  A decorative unit must be included.

CREATIVE LINE DESIGN: A Creative design in which line direction is dominant, characterized by open silhouette, a minimum of plant material and other components. Dominant feature is the movement in any direction, either vertically, horizontally, diagonally, etc.

DECORATIVE UNIT: In a Table Class, floral designs with or without other components such as candles or other accessories if any.

DESIGNERS CHOICE: Designer's choice of plant material.

EXHIBITION TABLE SETTING: Components relating to the service of food artistically arranged without consideration of functional placement. It may not include a completed decorative unit, but must include some plant material placed artistically.

FUNCTIONAL TABLE SETTING: A table planned and set for actual service of food for 2 or more persons. A decorated united must be included.

LOW PROFILE DESIGN: A three-dimensional design incorporating three (3) or more design techniques from the list of Design Techniques in the Handbook page 78.

PETITE DESIGN: A design of 3" to 12"; schedule determines height, width and depth.

Designs in this Division are eligible for NGC Top Exhibitor Awards, WSFGC Past President's Awards and Local Thurston County Top Awards.


Section "A" - "National Wonders"
Section Consultant: Sandra  Zacher 360-496-8472   s.zacher@outlook.com

Petite Designs

Eligible for the NGC Petite Award and Judith Juno Petite Design Awards

Class:

  1. "Mojave" All dried design not to exceed 5" in any direction staged on clear acrylic stands with a surface area of 4" x 4"provided by the show committee.
  2. "Yellowstone National Park" A combination of fresh & dried plant material not to exceed 8" in any direction staged on an area 12" x 15" of an 8' table provided by the show committee.
  3. "Olympic National Park" All fresh mass design not to exceed 12" in any direction, staged on 15" x 24" an 8' table, provided by the show committee.

Section "B" – "Let Freedom Ring"
Section Consultant: Julie Darby  360-480-0532  kungfujulie@comcast.net

Designers Choice:  All fresh OR all dried OR a combination of plant material  


Eligible for the NGC Designers Choice Award 

Class:

4. "Liberty Bell" - A design using a frame of any size staged on 24"  wide x 30" deep of an 8' table.  Designers Choice of frame size & style. Need not include  a bell.

5. "Bill of Rights" - A low profile design on 36" of a 6' table.

 6. "Our Constitution" - A creative line design staged on a black pedestal, 36" tall, with a round top 18" in diameter.

Section "C" - "Land of Plenty" tables
Section Consultant: Ellen Caywood  360-438-2871 rmceoc@gmail.com


Functional Tables

All entries must include an all-fresh decorative unit.

Eligible for the NGC Table Artistry Award and the WSFGC Phyllis Danielson Table Setting Award.

Class:

7. "Yankee Doodle Dandy"- A children's table for 2 for breakfast staged on a card table approximately 34" x 34"

8. "Independence" - A single dinner place setting on 24" of an 8' table.

9. "Fruited Plains" - A buffet brunch staged on a 6' table.

Section "D" - "Liberty and Justice"
Section Consultant: Becky Flaherty 360-493-0079  beckyflaherty88@yahoo.com

Exhibition Tables

10. "Rockets Red Glare" featuring the service of cocktails during fireworks and the color red staged on a black pedestal, 36" high with a round top 20" in diameter.

11. "Bread Basket" a table for a picnic staged on 24" of an 8' banquet table.  Interpretation of "Bread Basket" is up to the designer.

12. "Boston Tea Party" an al fresco Tea Party staged on a round accent tables 30" tall and 20" in diameter covered with a black table cloth, provided by the show committee.

 
Section "E" - "Community Designs"
Section Consultant: Suzann Stahl  360-791-7422  billnsuz5312@gmail.com

Eligible for NGC Award of Appreciation

Class:

13. "Victory" The Show committee invites members of the community to enter an all fresh design of their choice that follows the show theme. Exhibit should be no larger than 12" in any direction.


 

Division III "Educational"
​"Extraordinary Moments in Agricultural History"

Education Entry Chairman/Consultant:
Suzann Stahl, 360-791-7422, billnsuz5312@gmail.com

  1. Education exhibits may be the work of more than one individual or organization unless a Student Judge, or an Accredited Judge i seeking exhibiting credit for preparing an education exhibit.
  2. An exhibit must occupy a minimum of 18 square feet surface area.
  3. Including plant material is preferred and must be listed on the entry card or a separate index card.
Open to Black Hills District Garden Club members only. Contact the Division III Consultant for details. Advance registration is required for each exhibit by July 10, 2022.

Eligible for the NGC Educational Top Exhibitor Award and Carol Klingberg Educational Award.
 
Class: 
  1.  Exhibit 1: "Inventions" 
  2.  Exhibit 2: "Discoveries"
  3.  Exhibit 3: "People"
  4.  Exhibit 4:  "Transportation"
    Division IV - Youth Exhibits

    ​"America's Future"  
    Youth Entry Chairman/Consultant-all Youth Sections
    Peggy Blegen 360-754-8344

    WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

    Eligible for a Youth Achievement Award and the National Garden Club, Inc. Youth Top Exhibitor Award.

    General requirements:
    Exhibits are entered on Monday, July 25th between 4-7 p.m. at the Thurston Expo Center. All entries in Section(s) B should be registered with the Youth Entry Chairman/Consultant no later than Sunday, July 10th.
    No pre-registration is needed for horticulture entries.

    General Rules:

    1. Youth Exhibits are grouped as follows:
      • Junior - Preschool through age seven
      • Intermediate - Ages eight through twelve.
      • (ADV) High School – Ages 13 through 18.
    2. All National Garden Club policies and rules apply.
    3. All Horticulture entries must be grown by the exhibitor, although plants can be part of a family garden or yard.
    4. Entry cards for Section A will be filled out by exhibitor in advance.  They are available in the Fair office and from Black Hills District Presidents.  A list is available at www.blackhillsdistrict.com/clubs
    5. Section B, No artificial plant material allowed.  Plant material must be listed on a 3x5" white card.  Entry cards for Section B will be done by the Youth Entry Chairman/Consultant.

    Section "A"Horticulture - "Johnny Appleseed"
    Open to all youth age groups

    Class:

    1. "Little Sprouts"

    Staged by the show committee in age groups on an 8' table  

    Notes: a. & b. – Bring your horticulture entry in water in a clear beverage bottle of appropriate size with label removed. Leaves should be removed from the stem that is in the water.

    1. Flowering annuals (annual plants complete their life cycle within one growing season, typically, from spring to fall)
    2. Flowering perennials (plants that persist for many growing seasons; generally, the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows the following spring)
    3. Garden Produce; Show committee will provide foam plates to display exhibits
    4. Container grown plant material - container not to exceed 8" in diameter

    Section "B" Design - "4th of July"
    Note: Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition.

    Open to all youth age groups   
    Limited to 4 entries for each age group

    Class:

    1. "Fireworks" A creative design not to exceed a 12" x 12" space staged by the Show Committee by age group on an 8' table.  Accessories allowed.
    Division V - "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land"

    Division Consultant:  Gail Gibbard 503-515-5155 gailgibbard@aol.com

    WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL NGC ROSETTES

    Eligible for NGC Botanical Arts Awards in Horticulture, Design, & Artistic Crafts

    Eligible for Recycling Award

    General requirements

    1. All exhibits must contain some plant material. No artificial plant material permitted.
    2. Horticulture in this Division, except container grown miniature gardens, must be owned by the exhibitor for 6 months. Container grown miniature gardens, must be owned by the exhibitor for at least 6 weeks.
    3. Plant material must be listed on entry card or separate index card.
    4. Limit of 4 entries per class.  Advance registration is required.  Contact the Section Consultant.

    GLOSSARY FOR BOTANICAL ARTS

    BOTANICAL ARTS: Botanical Arts is a division in a standard flower show or specialty show that allows for additional types of Horticulture, Design and other art like exhibits, which are not included in the regular Horticulture and Design Divisions. The Botanical Arts Division provides for additional opportunities for exhibiting and creativity. 

    COLLAGE: An abstract design created on a background/panel with a dominance of components attached in a non-realistic arrangement.

    MINIATURE LANDSCAPE: Emphasis not necessarily on plant material but some live plant materials must be included.

    PLAQUE: A design organized in a naturalistic manner composed of plant material and other optional components attached to a background panel(s) serving as a frame of reference.

    POT ET FLEUR: Design with emphasis on a combination of two (2) or more flowering and / or foliage plants with roots growing in soil or other medium.  Fresh cut flowers must be included.

    Section "A" Botanical Arts Horticulture "Islands"

    Section Consultant: Diane Couraud  360-459-9555  dlcouraud@gmail.com

    Class:

    1. "New York Islands" -  Tall Branches 30" - 60"  Need not be in bloom.  Exhibitor will provide a clear container appropriate to the size of the exhibit.  Show committee will stage according to exhibit size. The use of clear glass floral pebbles is acceptable for stabilization. 
    2. "Hawaiian Islands" staged on an area 12"x12" on an 8' table.
      1. Air dried only
      2. Pressed
      3. Glycerinated
      4. Other dried (such as skeletonized) 
    3. "San Juan Islands" - Miniature Landscape staged on an area 24"x30" on an 8' table.  All types of accessories permitted. Must be owned by the exhibitor for 6 weeks prior to the date of the show. Exhibit must be carried and placed by exhibitor.

    Section "B" Botanical Arts Design "Memorials" 

    Section Consultant: Teri Davidson  360-236-7244  davidsonteri@comcast.net
    Eligible for Botanical Arts Design Award, NGC Award of Design Excellence, WSFGC Ellen Swenson Design Award and WSFGC Carolyn Erickson Award.

    Class:

    1. "Washington Memorial" -  A Collage no larger than 12" x 12" displayed on a vertical grid provided by the show committee.
    2. "Mount Rushmore" A Plaque no larger than 12" x 12" displayed on a vertical grid provided by the show committee.
    3. "Lincoln Memorial" Pot et Fleur displayed on 24" x 30" of an 8' table

    Section "C" Botanical Arts Crafts  "Great Americans"

    Section Consultant: Dee Murdaugh 360-704-0623

    Note: Exhibit must contain some fresh and/or dried material. Only dried material may be treated. Eligible for the Artistic Crafts Award and the Joann Goldman Artistic Craft Award.

    Class:

    1. "Abraham Lincoln" - A decorated top hat provided by the show committee staged in a 12" x 12" spaced on a Styrofoam head provided by the show committee.
    2. "Crazy Horse" - A 6" dream catcher hung on a silver banana hook, 12" high, 10" hook to table, provided by the show committee.
    3. "Rosie the Riveter" - A decorated lunch box, not to exceed 12" x 12 staged on an 8' table.
    Division D - Open Class Art

    Superintendent, Diana Fairbanks 360-878-9529 olyimages@comcast.net

    1. Complete the Exhibitor Card that may be obtained from the Fair Office or at the Sokolik Building the day of the Fair entry. You may use a "return home address label" for those sections requesting your name and address.
    2. Artwork must have been completed within the past two years, and not previously entered in the Thurston County Fair. Plein Aire at the Fair entries must be completed on the day of registration and entirely on the fair grounds. Painting.JPG
    3. Exhibitors are limited to three pieces of artwork each, on a first come basis, space available. "Plein-Aire at the Fair" and "Mangathon" entries are not counted in this limitation
    4. All entries must be original, they must be the Exhibitor’s own work, and may not have been created in whole or part by anyone else.
    5. All hanging artwork must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. Artwork may be unframed if it is made on a "gallery wrapped" canvas with all edges painted by the artist. No saw tooth hangers or clip frames. Entries larger than 21" X 27" overall size, will be accepted subject to space availability.
    6. Entries deemed unsuitable may be refused for display at the discretion of the superintendent.
    7. Judges will be professional artists selected by the Olympia Art League. Judges decisions will be final.
    8. The Youth Class will be subdivided into three groups as follows:
      • Up to 7 years of age
      • 8-12 years
      • 13-17 years
    9. The Adult Class is divided into amateur and Semi-professional/Professional. An amateur is a beginner painter, hobbyist, or casual painter who has not won an award at the Fine Arts Pavilion and does not offer their work for sale nor show their work in shows or galleries. Work must be original (i.e., may not be copied or closely based on copyright protected work). A Semi-professional/Professional Artist is an artist who exhibits their work and offers it for sale. Work must be original, (i.e., may not be copied or closely based on copyrighted work).

    Judging: The Youth, and Adult amateur classes will be judged on the Danish System. Each piece is judged on its own merits against a point system. As many blue, red, white, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded as are merited within each class. Each piece is judged on originality, creativity, composition, and technique. The Adult/Semi-professional/Professional classes will be judged on the American System. Each piece will be compared to all others in the category.

    Special Awards
    TWO PEOPLE’S CHOICE RIBBONS WILL BE AWARDED EACH DAY OF THE FAIR: ONE FOR YOUTH AND ONE FOR ADULTS. A work of art may win only one People’s Choice ribbon.

    THE OLYMPIA ART LEAGUE WILL SPONSOR CASH AWARDS FOR THOSE IN THE ADULT CATEGORIES FOR:

    • Top of Show - $75
    • Best of each group within the two exhibitor classes (Amateur and Semi-professional/professional) - $25

    Bring entries to the Fairgrounds between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, July 23, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, July 24. Two dimensional art that is not properly prepared for hanging will not be accepted.

    Pick up artwork on Sunday, July 31, last day of the fair, 8pm to 9pm and Monday, August 1 noon to 7pm. Claim check is needed to pick up artwork.

    CLASS 1 - YOUTH
    CLASS 2 - ADULT AMATEURS
    CLASS 3 - ADULT PROFESSIONAL/SEMI-PROFESSIONAL

    POINTS: BLUE - 50  RED - 30  WHITE - 15

    LOT

    1. Drawings in pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, crayon, and scratch board.
    2. Paintings on paper using water media, such as watercolor, acrylics or gouache.
    3. Paintings using oil or acrylics on canvas or other non-paper surfaces
    4. Paintings in pastel
    5. Graphics (etching, lithograph, collograph, serigraph, woodblock, etc.)
    6. Mixed media (two dimensional) This category now includes work entirely and originally composed of mixed materials and securely attached to a substrate or anchor structure. Fragile mixed-media work will be accepted at the discretion of the art Intake workers. Secure wall hanging hardware must be Installed on all work In this lot. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work apply.
    7. Miniatures. Art in any of the above categories that has no greater dimensions than 5" X 7", including mat and frame.
    8. Three Dimensional (sculpture, pottery, mixed media)
    9. Digital Media. Two dimensional artwork using a substantial element of digital media. Please include information on software, equipment, printing process and/or other tools used for this work with your entry.
    10. Re-Invented Art. Artwork which uses substantial (at least 50%) recycled materials for Its creation. Entry must describe type and source of recycled materials. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work apply.

    NOTE: If there are too few entries in any of these categories, they may be combined with other categories; at the discretion of the superintendent.

    Mangathon Drawing Event
    Friday, July 29 from 10am to 2pm

    A table with paper, pencils, and markers will be available along with basic Instruction in drawing Manga characters for beginners. Finished full-page manga images will be displayed following the Mangathon.

    Awards for best artwork will be made by age categories:

    • Up to 7 years of age
    • Ages 8 - 12
    • Ages 13 - 17
    • Adult (18+)

    This work will be judged by an artist selected by the Olympia Art League.

    Plein-Aire at the Fair
    Each day the fair (except the last day) will host a "Plein-Aire at the Fair" artmaking competition. Subject matter will depict places and activities occurring specifically within the fairgrounds site. Adult Amateur and Professional/SemiProfessional artists of Thurston County are eligible for this competition. Artists must register at the Art Pavilion in the morning of the day they wish to participate.

    Then they must complete a 2-dimensional work of art that is at least 8"x10" during that day. The work must be returned to the Art Pavilion by the end of the day: it must be signed and dated. Any medium which can be produced entirely on the fairgrounds is permitted. Completed works do not have to be framed for this category.

    (Plein-Aire Artists must observe all safety guidelines regarding animals, equipment and personal and visitor safety when working on the fairgrounds. For that reason only clear aerosol fixatives and will be permitted for plein-aire work and must be applied outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Artists will be responsible for their materials and equipment while on the fairgrounds.)

    Daily awards for Plein-Aire artwork will be made by selected jurors: one 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award will be made for all entries, regardless of amateur or professional status, each day of competition.

    Division E - Open Class Photography

    ​Superintendents: Dale & Colleen Easley  360-561-0075

    OPEN CLASS PRINT COMPETITION

    How to Enter a Print Camera.JPG

    1. Obtain an entry form for the ‘Open Class Photography Exhibit’, available from July 1 through July 20 at Beard’s Framing, Fred Meyer Shopping Center, Lacey; Olympia Framemakers, 1822 Harrison Avenue on Olympia’s Westside; the Olympia Camera Club website or at The Thurston County Fair website or office. Fill out the form completely following the detailed instructions on the back of the entry form as shown in 2 and 3 below. Entry forms will also be available on both Friday, July 22 4pm to 7 pm and Saturday, July 23, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Photo Entry Desk in the Hobbies/Craft Building, Thurston County Fairgrounds.
    2. Exhibitor number is the first letter of your last name plus the last 4 numbers of your phone number.
    3. Enter the following in the upper left corner on the back of EACH PRINT mount. (Prints will become separated from the entry form.) This information is essential:
      • Title of your print
      • Your exhibitor number (see #2 above)
      • Your full name
      • Your complete address
      • Your phone number
      • Lot and class
      • Print number (taken from the line on the entry form)

    RULES

    1. The exhibitor of the picture must be the original maker of the image.
    2. Prints will be accepted only as specified in #1 above.
    3. Prints entered MUST be identified with the information specified in #3 above.
    4. Any print with words or logo that identify the maker will be disqualified.
    5. All exhibits must be mounted and/or matted. Foam core mounts and/ or matte board style is preferred. Framed prints, metal prints, and prints mounted with wood, glass or acrylic will not be accepted.
    6. No hooks or wires are to be placed on the back of the print mounts.
    7. A maximum of 8 prints will be accepted from each exhibitor. A maximum of 5 prints may be entered in any one "Lot"
    8. The minimum entry size is 8" x 10" and the maximum entry size is 16" x 24". Entry sizes will be measured, including matte (if applicable). Odd sized entries are acceptable so long as the shortest side is no longer than 16" and the longest side is no more than 24". Panorama images are an exception to this rule but may not exceed a 12" x 36" measurement.
    9. An entry may contain multiple images on one mat or mount so long as dimensions in rule #8 are not exceeded. Multiple image entries will be judged as a single entry.
    10. Hand colored black and white prints are acceptable in the Black and White category, so long as there is only one color in addition to black and white. Any entry with two or more additional colors will be considered a color print.
    11. An exhibitor may not make multiple copies of an image and enter them into different lots.
    12. Any print previously entered in the Thurston County Fair Division E - Open Class Photography may not again be entered.
    13. Following acceptance of prints, the prints will be judged the following day, Sunday, July 24 at 10am. Exhibitors may attend the judging so long as exhibitors in no way interfere with the judging process. Judges are encouraged to talk about the images and give feedback to the audience as time allows.
    14. Admission tickets to the Fair are not provided to exhibitors.
    15. Ribbons will be awarded to winners. All ribbons will be hung with the print in the exhibit.
    16. Exhibits must be picked up at the Photo Exhibit desk in the Hobbies/Crafts
      building, Thurston County Fairgrounds on SUNDAY July 31, the closing day of the Fair, between the hours of 8pm and 8:30pm or on Monday following the Fair closing between 4 and 7pm. Entries will NOT be mailed to exhibitors. Entries will NOT be returned to the frame shops. Following the Monday after the fair’s closing, prints must be picked up at the main office of the Thurston County Fairgrounds.
    17. All precautions possible will be taken with entries. The Fair or its volunteers cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged exhibits.
    18. As this is an exhibit for all age groups consideration should be given as to the content of an image; the Superintendent reserves the right to disqualify and withhold from display any photograph they deem inappropriate for a family fair.

    SECTIONS, CLASSES, LOTS.

    SECTIONS are:

    A - Adult
    J – Junior (12 years old or younger as of January 1, present year)
    T – Teen (between the age of 13 and 18 as of January 1, present year)

    1. P

    Open Class Home Arts

    ​OPEN CLASS HOME ARTS
    Superintendent: Lynette Hunter  (360) 786-0141
    Superintendent: Gail Tracy (360) 292-9530
    Superintendent: Miriam Edwards (360) 493-1518

    Entry Times:

    • Sunday July 17, 1pm to 5pm
    • Monday, July 18, 12pm to 7pm
      • Open Class Home Arts
      • Division F Needle Arts
      • Division G Quilts
      • Division H Open Class Sewing
      • Division I Fiber Arts
      • Division L Beverages
      • Division K only Honey may be entered
    • Monday, July 25, 1pm - 7pm
      • Division J Baking
      • Division K Food Preservation

    NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
    (Please use a separate entry form for Divisions J, K, and/or L)

    PLEASE READ RULES AND CLASS/LOT INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

    1. Please refer to the General Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County
      Fair. NO ITEMS will be accepted or premiums awarded for items which have been previously exhibited at the Thurston County Fair in any division. 4-H’ers may not enter the same item that they exhibit in 4-H.
    2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
    3. No award will be given unless the article is worthy. Items not CLEAN, PRESSED, ODOR FREE and in GOOD condition will not be accepted, or will be disqualified.
    4. The Fair will make every attempt to display all items entered; however, some articles may not be displayed, or only be partially displayed.
    5. Only two entries of the same type will be accepted for entry in any class or lot.  Items in question will be referred to the superintendents. Their decision is FINAL.
    6. Exhibits will be judged using the Danish system according to standards of Blue, Red and White ribbons. Judge’s decision is final.
    7. Cash premiums may be awarded to Blue and Red ribbon winners. Ribbons only will be given for White awards.
    8. No one judging a Division may enter in that Division.
    9. No cross entries.
    10. Any home arts entries determined by the judges to be NOT made by exhibitor, will be disqualified and all other home arts entries entered by that exhibitor will also be disqualified and removed from show.
    11. Home Arts Department reserves the right to change the category to exhibit entered 
    12. Please cover all names on all entries.
    13. Exhibits must be removed on Monday, August 1 between 1pm - 7pm.

    EXHIBITOR NUMBER

    Your exhibitor number is first letter of last name followed by last four digits of phone number or any four digit number of your choosing followed by a designator of:

    D = Disabled, any person regardless of age with mental or physical disability
    Y = Youth, 18 and younger
    H = Homemaker Award

    SPECIAL HOMEMAKER AWARD - must make known at time of entry

    This special award will be given to a homemaker with a variety of skills. The award given will be in addition to the regular ribbons and premiums awarded in the Home Arts Department.

    RULES:

    1. The winner of this award will be excluded from future competitions for this award only, for three consecutive years.
    2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
    3. Participant must enter in at least 5 of the 7 Divisions listed in the Home Arts Department: Needle Art, Quilting, Clothing, Fiber Art, Baking, Food Preservation and Beverages.
    4. Winner will be decided by total points; however, at least one Blue ribbon in 5 of the 7 divisions must be awarded to qualify. The Exhibitor’s Guide states, for each lot entered, the points for Blue and Red ribbons.
    5. In the event of a tie, the Superintendent will decide according to the complexity and workmanship of the articles entered.
    6. A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded.
    Open Class Home Arts -Fabric Market Bag Contest

    OPEN CLASS Fabric Market Bag CONTEST - People’s Choice cumulative vote
    Sponsored by Quiltmakers of Olympia Quilt Guild

    All Fabric Market Bag
    Entered in Division G – Quilts
    Class 10 – Other Quilted Items
    Lot A – Shopping Bag

    Quiltmakers of Olympia will sponsor a fabric Market Bag contest. Use the pattern of your choice and decorate them any way you wish. Make them fun with applique, paint, beads, or anything else you think of. Visitors to the fair will vote for their favorite bag. Daily Winners will receive a special ribbon. The Grand Prize Winner with the highest total of votes for the entire week will win a $50.00 gift card. We are looking forward to a wonderful display of your creativity.

     Quiltmakers will be happy to collect any new bags you have made and wish to donate. We will take them all to the food bank where they will be greatly appreciated.

     Penny Gallman

    (805) 704-2079 

    pennydolls@aol.com

    Division F - Home Arts Needle Arts

    ​DIVISION F - HOME ARTS NEEDLE ARTS

    Entry times: Sunday July 17, 1-5pm or Monday July 18, 12-7pm
    Pick-up time: Monday August 1, 1-7pm

    *DIVISION F - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
    All work to be done by the exhibitor.

    CLASS 1 - NEEDLEPOINT
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.       
    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Picture under 14"
    2. Picture over 14"
    3. Pillow
    4. Stool or Chair cover
    5. Key Chain
    6. F Jewelry
    7. Any one other

    CLASS 2 - TATTING & LACEMAKING
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship
    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Centerpiece or doily
    2. Handkerchief
    3. Lunch cloth, tablecloth or placemats
    4. Pillow cases, tatted or lace edge
    5. Battenberg
    6. Knitted
    7. Bobbin lace
    8. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    9. Mixed Techniques J Other

    CLASS 3 - CREATIVE EMBROIDERY & STITCHERY BY HAND
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.
    (Cut work, Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Smocking, Hand Embroidery, Needle Punch, etc.)
    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Centerpiece
    2. Dress or Clothing
    3. Dresser scarf
    4. Guest towels, set of two
    5. Lunch cloth
    6. Picture or wall hanging, over 16" (longest dimension)
    7. Picture (or wall hanging), under 16" (longest dimension)
    8. Pillow
    9. Pillow cases
    10. Placemats, set of 2
    11. Tablecloth
    12. Towels, set of 2
    13. Beadwork
    14. Jewelry
    15. Silk embroidery
    16. Mixed techniques
    17. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    18. One other

    ​CLASS 4 - FREE MOTION MACHINE EMBROIDERY
    This class limited to work done FREE MOTION on a sewing machine designed for normal sewing. Additional lots may be assigned by Superintendent as needed.

    Judging based on stitch quality, structural design and finishing    

    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Thread painting - straight stitch
    2. Thread painting - side stitch
    3. Thread painting - combo straight/side
    4. Cutwork
    5. Bobbin work
    6. Lace making
    7. Trapunto
    8. Beading
    9. Mixed-media (Hand painted background with thread enhancement, stamping, dying, etc.)
    10. Manipulated fabric color (i.e. crayons, paint sticks, hand dying, etc.)
    11. Design enhancement (i.e. highlighting, thread sketching, etc.)
    12. Silk ribbon by machine
    13. Mini art quilts (i.e. using heavy doublesided fusible stabilizers, or batting)
    14. Free motion quilting
    15. Appliqué
    16. Other technique

    CLASS 5 - PROGRAMMED STITCHES OR NON-FREE MOTION
    (Computerized Machine Embroidery)
    This class limited to work done NON-FREE MOTION with either a sewing machine designed for normal sewing, or on a special embellishment machine.  (Programmed stitches, cams, computer cassettes)
    Judging based on stitch quality, structural design and finishing

    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT 

    1. Quilt
    2. Wall Hanging
    3. Embellished garment, constructed by exhibitor
    4. Embellished garment, ready made
    5. Table linens (e.g. table cloth, napkins, placements)
    6. Kitchen décor/accessories
    7. Bedroom décor
    8. Bathroom décor
    9. Holiday
    10. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.

    CLASS 6 - HAND KNITTING
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

    POINTS:

    • Lots A-C
      • Blue - 20  Red - 15  White - RIB
    • Lots D-Q
      • Blue - 15  Red - 10  White - RIB

    LOT

    1. Coat, women’s
    2. Dress, women’s one or two piece
    3. Sweater, adult
    4. Booties or cap, infant’s or child’s
    5. Centerpiece
    6. Dress, infant or child
    7. Gloves or mittens
    8. Pillow
    9. Shawl, bed jacket or stole
    10. Sweater or jacket, infant or child
    11. Sweater set, infant’s or child’s (3-5 pieces)
    12. Vest
    13. Hat
    14. Socks
    15. Beadwork
    16. Scarf
    17. Any one other

    CLASS 7 - MACHINE KNITTING
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB 

    LOT

    1. Dress, one piece
    2. Dress, two piece
    3. Sweater
    4. Poncho
    5. Afghan
    6. Gloves
    7. Cap
    8. Scarf
    9. Socks
    10. Necktie
    11. Beadwork

    ​CLASS 8 - CROCHETING
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

    POINTS:

    • Lots A-C
      • BLUE - 20  RED- 15  WHITE -  RIB
    • Lots D-W
      • BLUE - 15  RED- 10  WHITE -  RIB

    LOT

    1. Coat
    2. Dress or suit
    3. Sweater, adult
    4. Buffet or vanity set
    5. Centerpiece
    6. Doily
    7. Dresser scarf
    8. Gloves or mittens
    9. Pillow
    10. Pillow cases, crochet edging, set of two
    11. Placemats, set of two
    12. Poncho, stole or shrug
    13. Dress, child’s or infant’s
    14. Sweater set, child’s or infant’s (3-5 pieces)
    15. Lunch cloth table runner
    16. Kitchen Items
    17. Vest
    18. Hat
    19. Beadwork
    20. Jewelry
    21. Scarf
    22. Booties or baby accessories
    23. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    24. One other

    CLASS 9 - APPLIQUE
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB   

    LOT

    1. Apron
    2. Table Cloth
    3. Placemat(s)
    4. Pillow case(s)
    5. Table Topper
    6. Table Runner , bed runner, sofa/love seat runner etc.
    7. Tea towel(s)
    8. Towel(s)
    9. Pillow
    10. Pillow – Holiday
    11. Any one other

    CLASS 10 – AFGHANS, LAP ROBES & THROWS
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

    POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB    

    LOT

    1. Crocheted
    2. Knitted
    3. Machine knitted
    4. Afghan stitch
    5. Afghan with embroidery
    6. Faux Chenille
    7. Mixed techniques
    8. One other different kind

    CLASS 11 - BEDSPREADS
    Judging based on appearance and workmanship.
    Indicate size following LOT (example A-1:  Lot A-crocheted / Size 1-King)

    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen/Double
      • BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    2. Single/Youth/Crib
      • BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Crocheted
    2. Knitted
    3. Pieced
    4. Appliquéd
    5. Embroidery 
    6. Machine knit
    7. Commercial preprint
    8. One other different kind

    CLASS 12 - RUGS
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

    POINTS: BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB   

    LOT

    1. Braided
    2. Crochet
    3. Hooked
    4. Needle-punch
    5. Needlepoint
    6. Cross stitch
    7. Any one other

    CLASS 13 – MISCELLANEOUS NEEDLEWORK
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

    POINTS: 

    LOT

    1. Doll (Crocheted, knitted or machine knitted):
      • BLUE - 12  RED - 9  WHITE - RIB
    2. Toy or animal (Crocheted, knitted or machine knitted)
      • BLUE - 12  RED - 9  WHITE - RIB
    3. Holiday novelty, any holiday
      • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
    4. Plastic canvas
      • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
    5. Doll clothes (Crochet, Knit, Machine Knit)
      • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
    6. Any one other
      • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB 
    Division G - Home Arts Quilts

    ​QUILT BLOCK CONTEST

    Superintendent-Lynette Hunter, email:mlhbt5@comcast.net or call 360-786-0141

    *Quilt Block Packets are available for $9.95 at Gee Gee's Crafts and fabrics at 601 Yelm Ave W, Yelm, WA; phone: 360-458-5616. The packet will contain fabric you can use to make any block pattern, but you cannot add any other fabric from outside the packet. Your are required to use a minimum of four fabrics in the packet for each block. Your block may be patchwork, foundation piecing, applique, etc. The work may be done by hand or machine. No embellishments or three-dimensional elements are allowed. The miniumum entry is one block; packets may make more than one block. You may purchase as many packets as you like and enter as many times as you wish. Fabric in packets must be pre-washed. Only blocks 12-1/2" square unfinished will be accepted for judging.

    *Bring your (unquilted) square(s), along with the attached Fair entry cards, back to Gee Gee's Crafts and Fabrics any time on or before July 15, or to Heritage hall at the Thurston County Fairgrounds on Entry times: Sunday, July 17, 1-5pm or Monday, July 18, 12-7pm

    *Your quilt block will be judged on appearance, construction, and creativity in use of the challenge fabric and design. Blocks will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Fair. Ribbons, judges' comments and blocks for drawing winners will be available for pick-up Monday, August 1, 1-7pm

    *Prizes, Prizes, Prizes: Each participant who turns in a completed blcok will receive a coupon.  At the Fair, entries will be awarded Blue, Red, and White ribbons, along with judge's comments. In addition, with the exception of 12 blocks that will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be used in a raffle quilt during the following year's Fair, names from contest participants will be draen for the remaining lots of 12 blocks. (Could be less than 12)




    Entry times: Sunday July 17, 1-5pm or Monday July 18, 12-7pm
    Pick-up time: Monday August 1, 1-7pm

    *DIVISION G - Y = Youth age 18 and younger

    Please cover exhibitor names on labels.
    Judging based on Appearance, design & creativity and workmanship.

    CLASS 1 - HAND PIECED & HAND QUILTED
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)
    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Lap/Crib:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre- printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other

    CLASS 2 - MACHINE PIECED & HAND QUILTED
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1) 

    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Lap/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre- printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other


    CLASS 3 - HAND PIECED & MACHINE QUILTED
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Lap/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other

    CLASS 4 - MACHINE PIECED & MACHINE QUILTED
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 17  RED - 12  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Lap/crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other

    CLASS 5 - QUILTS TIED
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 17  RED - 12  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Lap/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other

    CLASS 6 – ART QUILT
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1. Wall hangings over 9 sq. ft.:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    2. Wall Hangings under 9 sq. ft.:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Original Design
    2. Commercial Pattern
    3. Internet Inspired – Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram etc.
    4. Kit
    5. Other – specify

    CLASS 7 - WALL HANGINGS - Hand or Machine Quilted
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1. Wall hangings over 9 sq. ft. 20 15 RIB
    2. Wall Hangings under 9 sq. ft. 15 10 RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced - hand or machine
    2. Applique - hand or machine
    3. Embroidered - hand or machine
    4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
    5. Mixed Techniques
    6. One Other

    CLASS 8 - PILLOW - Hand or Machine Quilted

    LOT

    1. Pieced - hand or machine
    2. Appliqued - hand or machine
    3. Embroidered - hand or machine
    4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
    5. Mixed Technique
    6. One Other

    CLASS 9 - MINIATURES - Hand or Machine Quilted

    POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced - hand or machine
    2. Appliqued - hand or machine
    3. Embroidered - hand or machine
    4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
    5. Mixed Technique F One Other

    CLASS 10 - OTHER QUILTED ITEMS

    POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Table Runner
    2. Table Topper
    3. Bed Runner
    4. Sofa or Love Seat Runner
    5. Holiday
    6. One other

    CLASS 11 - QUILTS MADE BY GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONS
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1  Lot-A / Size-1)

    POINTS:

    1.  King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
    3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
    2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
    3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
    5. Hand Embroidered quilt
    6. Machine Embroidered quilt
    7. Mixed technique quilt
    8. One other
    Division H - Home Arts Sewing

    ​Entry times: Sunday July 17, 1-5pm or Monday July 18, 12-7pm
    Pick-up time: Monday August 1, 1-7pm
    *DIVISION H - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

    CLASS 1 - CLOTHING

    POINTS:

    A-C:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    D:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

    E-W:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Evening and bridal wear
    2. Tailored suit
    3. Tailored coat or jacket
    4. Non-tailored suit, coat or jacket
    5. Dresses
    6. Jeans, slacks, shorts
    7. Shirt or blouse
    8. Night wear and lingerie
    9. Vest
    10. Outdoor wear
    11. Active wear (sweatshirts, T-shirts)
    12. Child’s dress or jumper
    13. Child’s blouse or shirt
    14. Child’s jeans, slacks or shorts
    15. Child’s coat
    16. Baby garments
    17. Recycled clothing
    18. Clothing made from pre-quilted fabric
    19. Stretch/active wear
    20. Christening dress
    21. Skirt
    22. Clothing made from pre-printed fabric-commercial
    23. Apron
    24. Other

    CLASS 2 – SERGER

    Lots and Points same as Class 1

    CLASS 3 - EMBELLISHED GARMENTS
    Indicate size following LOT (example: A-1:  Lot-A / Sublot -1 or 2)
    POINTS:

    1. Sub-lot 1 (Constructed by entrant):  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
    2. Sub-lot 2 (Ready made garment):  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Appliqué
    2. Hand embroidery
    3. Automatic machine embroidery
    4. Free-motion machine embroidery
    5. Quilting techniques
    6. Combination of techniques
    7. Manipulated design (i.e. pleating, woven strips, smocking)
    8. Surface design (i.e. stenciling, painting, dying, marbling)
    9. Faux Chenille
    10. Mixed media e.g. knit & leather, fabric w/knit and or leather
    11. Other techniques, specify

    CLASS 4 - HOME DECOR

    POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Christmas & holiday decor
    2. Baskets, lined (must be sewn)
    3. Pillow
    4. Pillow Case(s)
    5. Curtains
    6. Table linens
    7. Pot Holder - set of 2
    8. Microwave Bowl(s)
    9. Table Runner, bed runner, sofa/love seat runner etc.
    10. Candle Mat
    11. Mug Rug
    12. Other

    CLASS 5 - MISCELLANEOUS SEWING

    POINTS:   BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Toys & dolls
    2. Totes & purses
    3. Doll clothes
    4. Costume
    5. Recycled
    6. Scarves, ties, belts, hats
    7. Faux Chenille technique
    8. Other
    Division I - Home Arts Fiber Arts

    ​Entry times: Sunday July 17, 1-5pm or Monday July 18, 12-7pm
    Pick-up time: Monday August 1, 1-7pm
    *DIVISION I - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
    Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

    CLASS - 1 HANDWEAVING with COMMERCIAL YARN

    POINTS:

    Lot A-B:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    Lot C-P:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE -  RIB

    Lot Q-S:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Jacket or coat
    2. Other constructed garment
    3. Shawl, stole or poncho
    4. Wall hanging or tapestry
    5. Pillow
    6. Afghan or blanket
    7. Table scarf or runner
    8. Bed Runner
    9. Sofa/ love seat runner
    10. Placemats (sets of two min)
    11. Rug
    12. Yardage, commercial yarn
    13. Bath linens
    14. Table linens (tablecloth, napkins)
    15. Kitchen linens (towel, dish cloth, & accessories)
    16. Scarf
    17. Basket (natural materials, pine needles, felt, gourd, cedar etc.)
    18. Toys (children)
    19. Toys (pet)
    20. Braiding (e.g. Kumihimo)
    21. Other

    CLASS 2 - HANDSPINNING COMMERCIALLY PREPARED FIBER
    (e.g. professionally washed and carded or from roving, brick, etc.)
    Attach min. 3" (finished) sample showing intended use of yarn.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Handspun wool
    2. Handspun mohair
    3. Handspun angora
    4. Handspun silk
    5. Handspun alpaca
    6. Handspun exotic fiber (animal, plant or man made, e.g. camel, soysilk, tencel)
    7. Handspun cotton
    8. Handspun flax
    9. Handspun other plant fiber
    10. Handspun mixed animal fiber
    11. Handspun mixed other fibers
    12. Handspun Chieangora (all breeds of dog hair)
    13. Handspun novelty yarn (slub,knot,cable, Navaho plied)
    14. Handspun commercially dyed
    15. Handspun hand dyed
    16. Other

    CLASS 3 - HANDSPINNING HAND PREPARED FIBER
    Attach min. 3" (finished) sample showing intended use of yarn.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Handspun wool
    2. Handspun mohair
    3. Handspun angora
    4. Handspun silk (prepared by spinner from cocoons)
    5. Handspun alpaca
    6. Handspun exotic fiber (animal or plant, e.g. camel)
    7. Handspun cotton
    8. Handspun flax
    9. Handspun other plant fiber
    10. Handspun mixed animal fiber
    11. Handspun mixed other fiber
    12. Handspun Chieangora (all breeds of dog hair)
    13. Handspun novelty yarn (slub, knots, cable, Navaho plied)
    14. Handspun commercially dyed
    15. Handspun hand dyed yarn
    16. Other

    ​CLASS 4 - SPINDLE SPINNING
    Yarn spun by exhibitor with any type fiber
    Attach mini-skein of yarn.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Drop Spindle
    2. Floor Supported Spindle
    3. Cross Supported (Turkish)
    4. Thigh Spun

    CLASS 5 - KNITTED ARTICLES, HANDSPUN YARN
    Yarn spun by exhibitor
    Attach mini-skein of yarn, if possible.

    POINTS:

    Lots A-D:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    Lots E-V:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

    Lots W-Y:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Jacket or coat, adult
    2. Sweater, pullover, adult
    3. Sweater, cardigan, adult
    4. Other garment or set, adult
    5. Shawl, stole or poncho
    6. Jacket or coat, child or infant
    7. Pullover sweater, child or infant
    8. Cardigan sweater, child or infant
    9. Other garment or set, child or infant
    10. Slippers, adult
    11. Booties, slippers, child or infant
    12. Gloves or mittens
    13. Vest
    14. Hat or cap
    15. Scarf
    16. Socks
    17. Rug
    18. Purse or bag
    19. Pillow
    20. Afghan, lap robe or blanket
    21. Doily or tablecloth
    22. Toys, pet
    23. Toys, children
    24. Dish cloth, pot holder
    25. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    26. Other

    CLASS 6 - CROCHETED ARTICLES, HANDSPUN YARN
    Yarn spun by exhibitor
    Attach mini-skein of yarn.

    POINTS:

    Lots A-D:  BLUER - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    Lots E-V:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    Lots W-Y:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Jacket or coat, adult
    2. Sweater, pullover, adult
    3. Sweater, cardigan, adult
    4. Other garment or set, adult
    5. Shawl, stole or poncho
    6. Jacket or coat, child or infant
    7. Pullover sweater, child or infant
    8. Cardigan sweater, child or infant
    9. Other garment or set, child or infant
    10. Slippers, shoes, adult
    11. Booties, slippers, child or infant
    12. Gloves or mittens
    13. Vest
    14. Hat or cap
    15. Scarf
    16. Socks
    17. Rug
    18. Purse or bag
    19. Pillow
    20. Afghan, lap robe or blanket
    21. Doily or tablecloth
    22. Toys, pet
    23. Toys, children
    24. Dish cloth, pot holder
    25. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    26. Other

    CLASS 7 HANDWEAVING with HANDSPUN YARN
    Sample mini-skein of yarn to accompany each exhibit.

    POINTS:

    Lot A-B:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    Lot C-P:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

    Lot Q-S:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Jacket or coat
    2. Other constructed garment
    3. Shawl, stole or poncho
    4. Wall hanging or tapestry
    5. Pillow
    6. Afghan or blanket
    7. Table scarf
    8. Placemats (sets of 2 min)
    9. Rug
    10. Yardage
    11. Bath linens
    12. Table linens (tablecloth, napkins)
    13. Kitchen linens (towel, dish cloth, & accessories)
    14. Scarf
    15. Basket (natural materials)
    16. Toys (children)
    17. Toys (pet)
    18. Braiding (e.g. Kumihimo)
    19. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
    20. Other

    ​CLASS 8 - FELTING

    POINTS:

    Lots A-D, H-K, O:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB
    Lots E-G , L-N, P-R:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Hand felted garment
    2. Hand felted wall hanging
    3. Hand felted slippers, shoes
    4. Hand felted purse or bag
    5. Hand felted other item
    6. Hand felted child’s toy
    7. Hand felted pet toy
    8. Machine felted garment
    9. Machine felted wall hanging
    10. Machine felted slippers, shoes
    11. Machine felted purse or bag
    12. Machine felted other item
    13. Machine felted child’s toy
    14. Machine felted pet toy
    15. Needle felted home décor
    16. Needle felted other item
    17. Needle felted pet toy
    18. Needle felted Child’s toy

    CLASS 9 - RUG HOOKING USING HANDSPUN
    Yarn spun by exhibitor

    POINTS:

    Lots B, E, & H:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    ALL OTHER LOTS:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Punch hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
    2. Punch hook, original design rug or wall hanging
    3. Punch hook, any one other item
    4. Locker hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
    5. Locker hook, original design rug or wall hanging
    6. Locker hook, any one other item
    7. Nantucket hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
    8. Nantucket hook, original design rug or wall hanging
    9. Nantucket hook, any one other item
    10. Other

    CLASS 10 - OTHER NEEDLEWORK USING HANDSPUN
    Yarn spun by exhibitor

    POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Embroidery, Crewel or canvas work
    2. Lace (bobbin, tatting, knit, crochet)
    3. Knitted article from roving
    4. Crocheted article from roving
    5. Other
    Division J - Home Arts Baking

    ​ENTRY TIMES: BAKING ENTRIES will be accepted Monday, July 25, 1 - 7pm only.
    NO LATE ENTRIES Accepted.
    PICK-UP FOR RIBBONS or prizes – MONDAY August 1, 1-7pm
    *DIVISION J - Y = Youth age 18 and younger

    Please refer to the General Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County Fair.

    RULES:

    1. Only two entries in any one lot.
    2. No commercial mixes may be used except in special indicated lots or for Decorated Cakes or Cupcakes.
    3. Include recipe on a 3x5 file card. Print exhibitor number in upper right corner. YOUTH (under 18) must list age. Recipes become the property of the Open Class Home Arts Department.
    4. Pies should be exhibited in disposable covered container. Do not enter pies made with dairy or egg products which require refrigeration.
    5. All food entries become the property of the Fair and will not be returned.
    6. A single recipe cannot be entered more than once within one family.
    7. The same recipe cannot be used two years in a row.

    If you wish to receive your ribbons and judging sheets and are not available to pick them up on Monday following the fair, please provide a self addressed, business size envelope with 2 oz. postage

    WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS BAKING AWARD
    To promote the use of wheat products in the Baking Category

    RED STAR YEAST AWARD
    A variety of baking aids will be awarded in Open Class Baking to youth and adult entries.

    OLYMPIA BEE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION
    Honey must be used as the only sweetener with no processed sugars such as white, brown or powdered

    ​CLASS 1 - YEAST BREAD
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    l/4 loaf (with end crust) or three rolls - Include recipe

    POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. White
    2. Whole Wheat
    3. French, Rye or Sourdough
    4. Dinner rolls
    5. Sweet rolls/pastries
    6. Specialty bread
    7. Holiday bread
    8. Diet restricted (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
    9. Bread maker
    10. One other

    CLASS 2 - QUICK BREAD
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    l/4 loaf (with end crust) or 4 muffin/biscuit - Include recipe

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Fruit
    2. Nut
    3. Vegetable
    4. Coffee Cake
    5. Muffins
    6. Biscuits
    7. Healthy Choice (five grams fat or less & 150 calories or less per serving)
    8. Made from a mix + two or more extra ingredients
    9. Diet restricted - (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
    10. Any one other

    CLASS 3 - CAKE
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    l/4 cake - frosted or plain - Include recipe\3-cupcakes

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Angel Food, Chiffon or Sponge
    2. Chocolate
    3. Fruit (applesauce, etc.)
    4. Vegetable (carrot, etc.)
    5. Pound
    6. White or yellow
    7. Cupcakes
    8. Made from a mix + 2 or more extra ingredients
    9. Diet restricted - (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
    10. Any one other

    ​CLASS 4 - CANDY
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    Four Pieces Each Entry - Include recipe

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Divinity
    2. Fondant
    3. Caramel
    4. Peanut brittle
    5. Fudge, chocolate
    6. Fudge, non-chocolate
    7. Penuche
    8. Fancy
    9. Molded
    10. Diet restricted (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
    11. Granola (1/2 cup), trail mix (1/2 cup) etc.
    12. One other

    CLASS 5 - COOKIES
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    Four cookies each entry - Include recipe

    POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Bar
    2. Drop
    3. Chocolate Chip
    4. Shaped or pressed
    5. Filled
    6. Decorated
    7. Biscotti
    8. Healthy choice (3 grams or less fat & 100 calories or less per serving)
    9. Partner cookie, baked by an adult and child. Please list age of child.
    10. Diet Restricted (May be from a mix with two or more added ingredients) ) (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
    11. One other

    CLASS 6 - PIES
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    Use Disposable covered container. No pies that require refrigeration will be accepted. Include recipe.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Apple
    2. Berry
    3. Cherry
    4. Peach
    5. Pear
    6. Tarts
    7. Hand Held Pastries (3)
    8. One other

    CLASS 7 - BAKING WITH HONEY
    Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
    Honey must be used as the only sweetener with no processed sugars such as white, brown, or powdered.
    Include recipe.

    POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Yeast Bread (1/4 loaf w/end)
    2. Quick Bread (1/4 loaf w/end)
    3. Cake (1/4)
    4. Candy (4 pieces)
    5. Cookies (4 cookies)
    6. Pies (whole)
    7. Other

    CLASS 8 - DECORATED CAKES or DECORATED CUPCAKES
    Real cake does not have to be used as a base. Cake or cupcakes (3) will NOT be cut. Judging based on execution, originality, color coordination, and appearance ONLY

    POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Birthday B Holiday
    2. Fair Mascot
    3. Wedding
    4. One other
    5. Professional
    Division K - Home Arts Food Preservation

    *DIVISION K - Y = Youth age 18 and younger

    ENTRY TIMES:

    • Monday July 25, 1-7pm
    • Honey may be entered Monday, July 25, 1 – 7pm ONLY
    • Pick-up time: Monday August 1, 1-7pm

    RULES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    1. Jars - Entries must be exhibited in Standard clear canning jars, except for vinegar.
    2. Lids - Standard two-piece vacuum caps and lids must be used. Remove screw bands before entry.
    3. Processing methods should follow the current WSU bulletins No. PNW 172 Canning Vegetables, PNW 300 Canning Tomato Products, PNW 194 Canning Seafood, PNW 199 Canning Fruits, PNW 355 Pickling Vegetables, PNW 361 Canning Meat, Poultry & Game, PNW 395 Salsa Recipes for Canning, EB 1665 Let’s Preserve Jelly, Jam and Spreads  includes syrups), WSU Extension, Thurston County (867-2172), or The Ball Blue Book 2010 or later. The USDA guide available at http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_usda.html is also an acceptable recipe source. Recipe cards must be included (as indicated at lot description), as well as label information with name of publication used for canning listed (Pectin manufacturer recipe inserts are acceptable).
    4. All products will be judged by the above references. Jars without labels and processing time and method, under-processed foods, or foods not listed in above references will not be accepted or will be disqualified.
    5. Each exhibit must be processed after August 1 of previous year and labeled. Include on the label:
      1. name of product
      2. processing method (pressure or boiling water)
      3. method of packing (hot or cold & pretreatment)
      4. amount of time processed
      5. date of processing
      6. for tomatoes -amount of citric acid or lemon juice added
      7. publication used
    6. In the interest of safety, YOUTH entrants MUST be assisted by an adult in hot processing. Recipe chosen and appropriate execution of preparation and packaging done by YOUTH entrant.
    7. Can seafood, salsa, and relish in half-pint or pint jars only.
    8. All jams and jellies must be exhibited in half-pint or pint jars only. We can no longer accept jams and jellies in pot-belly jelly jars.

    Judging based on appearance, container, label information and pack.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    CLASS 1 - CANNED FRUITS (including fruit sauces)

    CLASS 2 - CANNED VEGETABLES

    CLASS 3 - PICKLES AND SAUCES

    LOT

    1. Sauces (except fruit sauces)
    2. Pickles - fruit
    3. Pickles - vegetable (-recipe)
    4. Pickles - mixed (-recipe if part vegetable)
    5. Relishes (-recipe)
    6. Pickles – Bread & Butter
    7. Salsa (-recipe)
    8. Other (-recipe if part vegetable)

    CLASS 4 - SOFT SPREADS

    LOT

    1. Jams
    2. Jellies
    3. Fruit butter
    4. Conserve
    5. Marmalade
    6. Syrup
    7. Other

    CLASS 5 - MEATS AND FISH

    LOT

    1.  Poultry
    2. Domestic meat
    3. Game meat
    4. Fish
    5. Shellfish
    6. Other

    CLASS 6 - DEHYDRATED FOODS
    All dried food entries must be exhibited in pint or half-pint canning jars. The jar will be opened when judged to determine the correct amount of dryness in the
    product.
    Label jar with the following information (label needs to be attached) :

    1. Name of product
    2. Type of pretreatment, if any
    3. Method of drying - e.g. air dry, oven, solar, dehydrator
    4. Amount of time for drying
    5. Date of drying

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Fruits
    2. Vegetables
    3. Leathers
    4. Jerky
    5. Soup mixes
    6. Herbs
    7. Other

    CLASS 7 - HOMEMADE SOAPS
    Please bring recipe on a 3X5 card with name, address, and phone number.

    POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Two bars hand soap
    2. Two bars laundry soap
    3. One pint of soap granules
    4. Glycerin soaps
    5. Two bars animal shampoo soaps
    6. Two bars milk soaps
    7. Other

    CLASS 8 – HONEY
    Entry time: July 25, 1 – 7pm ONLY.
    For all lots, submit three one (1) pound Queenline honey jars (glass or plastic).
    Color LOT to be determined by JUDGE.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Water White
    2. Extra White
    3. White
    4. Extra Lightamber
    5. Lightamber
    6. Amber
    7. Darkamber
    8. Dark

    CLASS 9 - Vinegars
    Vinegars can be entered in either quart or pint canning jars and sealed clear glass decorator bottles, corked and waxed. Recipe must be included.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    LOT

    1. Clear
    2. Flavored
    3. Herb
    4. Spiced
    5. Other
    Division L - Home Arts Beverages

    ​For more information call the Fair Office 360-786-5453.

    1. Sunday July 17, 1-5pm
    2. Monday July 18 1-7pm
    3. RECIPE REQUIRED FOR ALL ENTRIES.
    4. NO LABELS ON ANY BOTTLES.
    5. Wine must be In minimum one (1) standard wine or champagne bottles, 4/5ths in size and fitted with a cork. Sparkling wine corks must be wired on or (the bottle) capped. ONE BOTTLE PER ENTRY.
    6. Beer, mead or cider must be in minimum two (2) 11-12 oz. bottles of brown glass, with a metal cap per entry. Kolsch-style (ceramic top) bottles WILL NOT be accepted.
    7. Exhibitors are responsible for entering their exhibits in the correct class and lot. Assistance will be provided at the time of entry or call the phone number above for help.
    8. Entries will be judged on its own merits. Judging points will be based on bouquet, aroma, appearance, flavor, body, drinkability, finish and overall Impression.
    9. Entries are to be picked up Monday, August 1 from 1pm - 7pm.

    Go to www.bjcp.org for beer style guideline information as well as a recipe form for beers.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

    ​CLASS 1 – BEER

    LOT

    ​Standard American Beer​1A. American Light Lager
    1B. American Lager
    ​1C. Cream Ale​1D. American Wheat Beer
    ​International Lager​2A. International Pale Lager​2B. International Amber Lager2C. International Dark Lager​
    ​Czech Lager​3A. Czech Pale Lager
    3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
    ​3C. Czech Amber Lager3D. Czech Dark Lager​
    ​Pale Malty European Lager​4A. Munich Helles​4B. Festbier​4C. Helles Bock
    ​Pale Bitter European Beer​5A. German Leichbier​5B. Kolsch​5C. German Helles Exportbier
    5D. German Pils
    ​Amber Malty European Lager​6A. Marzen6B. Rauchbier​6C. Dunkles Bock​
    ​Amber Bitter European Beer​7A. Vienna Lager​7B. Altbier7C. Kellerbier: Pale Kellerbier
    7D. Kellerbier: Amber Kellerbier​
    ​Dark European Lager​8A. Munich Dunkel8B. Schwarzbier​
    ​Strong European Beer​9A. Doppelbock9B. Eisbock​9C. Baltic Porter​
    ​German Wheat Beer​10A. Weissbier10B. Dunkles Weissbier​10C. Weizenbock​
    ​British Bitter​11A. Ordinary Bitter11B. Best Bitter​11C. Strong Bitter​
    ​Pale Commonwealth Beer​12A. British Golden Ale12B. Australian Sparkling Ale​12C. English IPA​
    ​Brown British Beer​13A. Dark Mild13B. British Brown Ale​13C. English Porter​
    ​Scottish Ale​14A. Scottish Light14B. Scottish Heavy​14C. Scottish Export​
    ​Irish Beer​15A. Irish Red Ale15B. Irish Stout​15C. Irish Extra Stout​
    ​Dark British Beer​16A. Sweet Stout16B. Oatmeal Stout​16C. Tropical Stout
    16D. Foreign Extra Stout​
    ​Strong British Ale​17A. British Strong Ale17B. Old Ale​17C. Wee Heavy
    17D. English Barleywine​
    ​Pale American Ale​18A. Blonde Ale18B. American Pale Ale​
    ​Amber and Brown American Beer​19A. American Amber Ale19B. California Common​​19C. American Brown Ale
    ​American Porter and Stout​20A. American Porter20B. American Stout​20C. Imperial Stout​
    ​IPA​21A. American IPA​21B. Spcialty IPA: Belgian IPA
    21C: Specialty IPA: Black IPA
    21D. Spcialty IPA: Brown IPA
    ​21E. Spcialty IPA: Red IPA
    21F. Spcialty IPA: Rye IPA
    21G. Spcialty IPA: White IPA
    ​Strong American Ale​22A. Double IPA22B. American Strong Ale
    22C. American Barleywine​
    22D. Wheatwine​
    ​European Sour Ale​23A. Berliner Weisse
    23B. Flanders Red Ale
    23C. Oud Bruin
    23D. Lambic​
    23E. Gueuze
    23F. Fruit Lambic​
    ​Belgian Ale​24A. Witbier24B. Belgian Pale Ale​24C. Biere de Garde​
    ​Strong Belgian Ale​25A. Belgian Blond Ale25B. Saison​25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale​
    ​Trappist Ale​26A. Trappist Single26B. Belgian Dubbel
    26C. Belgian Tripel​
    26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale​
    ​Historical Beer ​27A. Historical Beer: Gose
    27B. Historical Beer: Kentucky Common
    27C. Historical Beer: Lichtenhainer
    ​27D. Historical Beer: London Brown Ale
    27E. Historical Beer: Piwo Grodziskie
    27F. Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager
    27G. Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Porter
    27H. Historical Beer: Roggenbier
    27I. Historical Beer: Sahti
    ​American Wild Ale​28A. Brett Beer28B. Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer​28C. Wild Specialty Beer​
    ​Fruit Beer​29A. Fruit Beer​29B. Fruit and Spice Beer29C. Specialty Fruit Beer​
    ​Spiced Beer​30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer​30C. Winter Seasonal Beer​
    ​Alternative Fermentables Beer​31A. Alternative Grain Beer31B. Alternative Sugar Beer​
    ​Smoked Beer​32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer32B. Specialty Smoked Beer​
    ​Wood Beer​33A. Wood-Aged Beer33B. Spcialty Wood-Aged Beer​
    ​Specialty Beer​34A. Clone Beer34B. Mixed-Style Beer​34C. Experimental Beer​
    ​Argentine Styles​X1. Dorada PampeanaX2. IPA Argenta​
    ​Italian Styles​X3. Italian Grape Ale

    CLASS 2 –MEAD

    LOT

    ​Traditional MeadM​1A. Dry MeadM​1B. Semi-Sweet Mead​M1C. Sweet Mead
    Fruit MeadM​2A. Cyser
    M2B. Pyment
    ​M2C. Berry Mead
    M2D. Stone Fruit Mead
    M2E. Melomel​
    Spiced Mead​M3A. Fruit and Spice MeadM​3B. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
    Specialty Mead​M4A. BraggotM4B. Historical Mead​​M4C. Experimental Mead

     

    CLASS 3 –CIDER / PERRY

    LOT

    ​Standard Cider and PerryC​1A. New World Cider
    C1B. English Cider
    C​1C. French Cider​C1D. New World Perry
    C1E. Traditional Perry
    Specialty Cider and PerryC​2A. New England Cider
    C2B. Cider with Other Fruit
    ​C2C. Applewine
    C2D. Ice Cider
    C2E. Cider with Herbs/Spices
    C2F. Specialty Cider/Perry​

     

    CLASS 4 –WINE

    LOT

    ​W1. Grape: Red, White, Blush​W2. Fruit or VegetableW3. Other
    Division M - Open Class Hobbies and Crafts

    ​TBD - Superintendent

    RULES:

    1. Entries will be accepted the Saturday, July 23 from 10am until 4pm
    2. Exhibits MUST be removed Monday, August 1, between 3 and 7pm
    3. Exhibits will be divided by age and ability in the following categories:
      • Primary: 9 years and younger
      • Youth: 10-17 years, not a professional
      • Adult: 18 – 61 years, not a professional
      • Senior: 62 and older, not a professional
      • Professional: Any person who gives lessons or engages in the business for profit, regardless of age
    4. All exhibits MUST be the work of the exhibitor.
    5. Each entry will be judged on its merits and points to be considered in judging include: execution, originality and general appeal.
    6. Consult the superintendent regarding space for exhibits, and also for fragile items, well in advance of the Fair.
    7. Collective items such as stamps or coins must have all pieces firmly attached and have a protective transparent covering unless room can be found in a case. All hanging items must be ready to hang. Collections mounted on cardboard or in a frame for hanging, should be covered with a protective transparent covering.
    8. Cash premiums will be awarded for Blue and Red ribbons.
    9. All afghans, needlepoint, needlework, plastic canvas, crochet, or knitted items should be entered in Home Arts on Monday, July 18, 3-7pm.
    10. To clarify any questions, please contact the superintendent or the Fair Office. Premiums will be awarded according to the degree of skill required to construct or execute the craft and shall be determined by the judge as follows:
      • POINTS:
        • Simple:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB
        • Advanced:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

    CLASS 1 - CREATIVE CRAFTS
    Four entries per class

    LOT

    1. Wood working
    2. Fabric painting
    3. Arrangements: silk, natural/dried material
    4. Holiday decorations
    5. Jewelry
    6. Stained or etched glass
    7. Carving - all other media except wood
    8. Leather crafts
    9. Stuffed animals
    10. Ceramics
    11. All others

    CLASS 2 - DOLLS

    LOT

    1. Porcelain
    2. Soft dolls

    CLASS 3 - MINIATURES

    LOT

    1. Dollhouses
    2. All others

    CLASS 4 – MODELS

    LOT

    1. Kit built
    2. Kit conversion
    3. Scratch built
    4. Diorama

    ​CLASS 5 - COLLECTIVE HOBBIES
    Only one collection per person. Superintendent reserves the right to limit the number of items per collection due to space availability. Check with superintendent for special displays. A collection consists of five or more items.

    LOT

    1. Figurines (animals, salt/pepper shakers, etc.)
    2. Dolls
    3. Miniatures
    4. All others (stamps, stickers, spoons, matchbooks, cars, etc.)

    NOTE: Collection shall not exceed 36" in shelf space. Collections will be evaluated on: l) variety of items in collection; 2) variety of media used in construction of items; 3) general interest in collection. Only named exhibitor may arrange display.

    CLASS 6 - LEGOS, K-NEX
    Three entries per Lot.

    LOT

    1. Preschool
    2. 6 – 8 years
    3. 9-11 years
    4. 12-14 years
    5. 15-17 years
    6. 18 years and older

    Pieces not on a base will not be accepted.

    CLASS 7 - EDUCATIONAL

    LOT

    1. Model
    2. Pictures, posters, etc.

    CLASS 8 – LITERATURE
    Two entries per Lot.

    LOT

    1. Poems
    2. Short Stories

    CLASS 9 – SCRAPBOOKING
    Limited to one, two-page spread.

    LOT

    1. Album page

    CLASS 10 - PAPER CRAFTS
    One entry per Lot.

    LOT

    1. Rubber stamping
      1. Cards
      2. Objects (jewelry, boxes, etc.)
    2. Paper Crafting
      1. Cards
      2. Origami
      3. Paper Crafting

    CLASS 11 - RECYCLING
    All items must be handcrafted using recycled materials.

    LOT

    1. Clothing/ Accessories
    2. Created Art Objects
    3. Home Decor
    Division N - Open Class Baled Hay and Crops

    ​Superintendent: Paul Thomsen (360)349-6067

    RULES

    1. Hay entered must have been produced on a farm owned or operated by the exhibitor in Thurston County.
    2. All entries will be placed on display in a special Hay Booth for the duration of the Fair.
    3. Bales tested over 20% moisture will be disqualified.
    4. All entries must be entered by 9pm the night before the first day of fair.
    5. Bales will be entered under the following classes:
      • CLASS 1 - Grass Legume Hay - This hay shall contain a mixture at least 10% grass and 10% legume.
      • CLASS 2 - Legume Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% grass, and shall consist only of alfalfa, lotuses and clovers or mixtures thereof.
      • CLASS 3 - Grass Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% legumes.
      • CLASS 4 - Any other hay not listed.
      • CLASS 5 - Grasses (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
      • CLASS 6 - Legumes (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
      • CLASS 7 - Grains (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
      • CLASS 8 - Any others not listed.

    A "Grand Champion" bale will be selected from one of the Classes with a special award given.
    A "Grand Champion" from each Class of crops shall be named if quality merits. Premiums will be awarded in each Class as follows:

    • 1st    65 points
    • 2nd  30 points
    • 3rd  15 points
    General Livestock Rules

    ​NEW VET CHECK ENTRY TIMES

    • 10am-3pm Early entrance and Vet check for 4-H
      Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
    • 3pm-5pm VET CHECK not available. No animals will be allowed to enter the fair at this time.
    • 5pm-9pm Later entrance and Vet check for 4-H
      Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
    1. READ GENERAL RULES.
    2. All animals must be registered and recorded in their respective breed associations. Registration papers must be available for inspection at all times during the show. Must have photo copy of application (if registrations have not been received.)
    3. An entry fee shall be charged for individual entry. No entry fee will be charged for group entries. Entry fees are:
      • DAIRY $3.50 per head
      • BEEF $4.00 per head
      • SHEEP $2.50 per head
      • GOATS $2.50 per head
    4. Each exhibitor shall be eligible to receive two (2) premiums per lot.
    5. In group classes an exhibitor shall be defined as members of the same family or persons that house their animals on the same farm (except for Get of Sire and Dairy Lot Q & R.) one entry per exhibitor/group class.
    6. Space shall be allotted to Thurston County exhibitors first; out of county exhibitors will be given second priority.
    7. Entry fees must accompany entries. Please refer to division rules for entry deadlines.
    8. 4-H and FFA members may enter Open Class under the following conditions:
      1. Must comply with all Open Class Rules and entry deadline.
      2. May only enter if there is an adult Open Class exhibitor entered and exhibiting in open class and is housed in the open class section of the facilities.
    9. Each exhibitor is required to keep their own display in an orderly manner at all times that the Fair is open to the public. (10am to 10pm)
    Division O - Open Class Dairy Cattle

    Superintendent: Heather Delaney  heatherdelaney35@gmail.com
    Entry Fee: $3.50 per head
    Entry Deadline: July 1

    RULES

    • Please read and refer to General Rules and General Livestock Rules.
    • Must show registration papers on arrival.
    • Once the Fair officially opens:
      1. No substitutions or additions will be allowed.
      2. No refunds will be given on scratched entries.

    CLASS 1 - Ayrshire
    CLASS 2 - Brown Swiss
    CLASS 3 - Guernsey
    CLASS 4 - Holstein
    CLASS 5 - Jersey
    CLASS 6 - Milking Shorthorn

    LOT

    1. Junior calf: born after March 1, current year.
    2. Intermediate calf: born between Dec. 1, previous year and Feb. 28, current year.
    3. Senior calf: born between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, previous year.
    4. Summer junior yearling: born between June 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
    5. Junior yearling: born between March 1 and May 31, previous year.
    6. Winter yearling: born between Dec. 1, two years previous and Feb. 28, previous year.
    7. Senior yearling: born between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, two years previous.
    ​JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​RIBBON
    ​RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​RIBBON

     

    LOT

    1. Junior two-year-old: born between March 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous.
    2. Senior two-year-old: born between Sept. 1, three years previous and Feb. 28, two years previous.
    3. Junior three-year-old: born between March 1 and Aug. 31, three years previous.
    4. Senior three-year-old: born between Sept. 1, four years previous and February 28, three years previous.
    5. Four-year-old: born between Sept. 1, five years previous and Aug. 31, four years previous.
    6. Five-year-old and older: born on or before Sept. 1, five years previous.
    7. Dry cow: born before Aug. 31, three years previous.
    ​SENIOR CHAMPION​RIBBON
    ​RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION​RIBBON
    ​GRAND CHAMPION​ROSETTE
    ​RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION​ROSETTE
    ​SUPREME CHAMPION​RIBBON

         

    Group Lots

    1. Junior best three females: all born after Aug. 31, previous year, all bred by exhibitor and at least two owned by exhibitor.
    2. Senior best three females: all born before Aug. 31, previous year, all bred by exhibitor and at least two owned by exhibitor.
    3. Dam & daughter
    4. Produce of dam
    5. Exhibitor’s herd: five females, two born after Aug. 31, previous year, two born before Aug. 31, previous year, one any age, all owned by exhibitor.

    Payment of premiums will be based on the following points:

    ​1st2nd​3rd​4th​5th​
    ​HEIFERS​140125​110​100​85​
    ​COWS & GROUPS​245​210​175​140​105
    Division P - Open Class Beef Cattle

    Superintendent: Dan Hicks  cowdogs3@yahoo.com
    Entry Deadline: July 1
    Entry Fee: $4.00 per head

    RULES:

    Please refer to General Rules and General Livestock Rules.

    1. A minimum of two exhibitors are required to compete for championship.
    2. Herdsmanship will be judged daily.

    CLASS 1 - Angus
    CLASS 2 - Hereford
    CLASS 3 - Shorthorn
    CLASS 4 - Simmental
    CLASS 5 - Limousin
    CLASS 6 - Pinzgauer
    CLASS 7 - Other

    Payment of premiums will be based on the following points:

    ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
    ​1-10 head/breed​280​175
    ​11-20 head​280​175​140​105
    ​21 head and over​280​175​140​105​70


    LOT

    1. Junior heifer calf: born after Jan. 1, current year.
    2. Winter heifer calf: born between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, previous year.
    3. Senior heifer calf: born between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, previous year.
    ​CHAMPION HEIFER CALF​RIBBON
    ​RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF​RIBBON

     

    LOT

    1. Late summer yearling heifer: born between July 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
    2. Early Summer yearling heifer: born between May 1 and June 30, previous year.
    3. Junior yearling heifer: born between March 1 and April 30, previous year.
    4. Early junior yearling heifer: born between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, previous year.
    5. Senior yearling heifer: born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, two years previous.
    6. Cow and calf: Calf must be born after Jan. 1, current year. Calf can be shown in its individual class. This class not eligible for Champion.
    CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER​RIBBON
    RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER​RIBBON
    ​GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER​ROSETTE
    ​RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER​ROSETTE

     

    LOT

    1. Junior bull calf: born after Jan. 1, current year.
    2. Winter bull calf: born between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, previous year.
    3. Senior bull calf: born between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, previous year.
    CHAMPION BULL CALF​RIBBON
    RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF​RIBBON

     

    LOT

    1. Late summer yearling bull: born between July 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
    2. Early summer yearling bull: born between May 1 and June 30, previous year.
    3. Junior yearling bull: born between March 1 and April 30, previous year.
    4. Early junior yearling bull: born between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, previous year.
    CHAMPION YEARLING BULL​RIBBON
    RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL​RIBBON

     

    LOT

    1. Senior yearling bull: born between Sept. 1, and Dec. 31, two years previous.
    2. Late two-year-old bull: born between May 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous.
    3. Early two-year-old bull: born between Jan. 1 and April 30, two years previous.
    SENIOR CHAMPION BULL​RIBBON
    RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL​RIBBON
    GRAND CHAMPION BULL​ROSETTE
    RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL​ROSETTE

     

    LOT

    1. Pair of heifers: all owned by one exhibitor or farm.
    2. Pair of bulls: all owned by one exhibitor or farm.
    3. Get of sire: four animals any age, both sexes represented all by the same sire, sire to be named.
    4. Produce of dam: two animals out of same dam, either sex may be shown.
    5. Best Three Head: three animals, any age or sex, all bred and owned by one exhibitor or farm. ONE ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR.
    Division Q - Open Class Dairy Goats

    ​Superintendent: Dawn Lantz dawnpat_lantz@msn.com
    Entry Fee: $2.50 per head
    Entry Deadline: July 1
    Show Time: 9am, Saturday
    Base Date: July 31

    RULES:

    The Thurston County Fair is an approved ADGA show. ADGA rules will govern. Jr Doe and Sr Doe shows are not separately sanctioned. All handlers must wear WHITE in the show ring. Substitutions: ONLY SAME BREED.

    1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES and GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
    2. Paper check-in will be from 4-6pm Friday afternoon. Registration papers are needed for proof of registration and ownership.
    3. Enter Friday 7-8:30am
    4. Show time is 9am Saturday.
    5. Entries are due and must be postmarked by July 1. No entry fees will be refunded after July 15 for any reason. Late entries only by permission from the Superintendent.
    6. Sire and dam name or number must be included for animals used in group classes. Exhibitor must have entered all animals to be shown in the group classes. NO CROSS ENTRIES.
    7. Milk will be disposed of in the manure waste area in a timely manner.

    CLASS 1 - TOGGENBURG
    CLASS 2 – LAMANCHA
    CLASS 3 – ALPINE
    CLASS 4 –NIGERIAN DWARF
    CLASS 5 – NUBIAN
    CLASS 6 – AOP
    CLASS 7 – RECORDED GRADE

    PREMIUM POINTS:

    ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th5th
    ​9075​65​50​


    One entry per exhibitor in group lots.

    LOT

    1. Doe kid: born April 1 to show day
    2. Doe kid: born between March 1 and March 31, current year
    3. Doe: under one year and before March 1 of current year
    4. Doe: one year and under two years - never in milk

    JUNIOR CHAMPION DOE
    RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION DOE

    LOT

    1. Jr. get of sire: three females under two yrs never in milk, by same sire, sire to be named.
    2. Doe: one and under two years, in milk.
    3. Doe: two and under three years, in milk.
    4. Doe: three and under four years, in milk.
    5. Doe: four and under five years, in milk.
    6. Aged Doe

    SENIOR CHAMPION DOE
    RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION DOE

    LOT

    1. Champion Challenge – proof of championship must be on registration papers. Champion of the day is automatically entered.

    GRAND CHAMPION
    RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

    LOT

    1. Best udder - one entry per exhibitor per breed.
    2. Dam and daughter
    3. Produce of dam: two females from same dam, dam to be named - owned by one exhibitor.
    4. Sr. get of sire: three females, any age, at least one in milk, by same sire, sire to be named.
    5. Exhibitor herd: four does, any age, owned by one exhibitor.

    BEST DOE OF SHOW

    Division R - Open Class Sheep

    Superintendent: Jason Harold haroldj21@aol.com
    Entry Fee: $2.50 per head
    Entry Deadline: July 1
    Judging: Wednesday, 2pm
    Release Time: Thursday, 7pm

    RULES

    1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES AND GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
    2. Pens will be reserved and exhibitors must accept pen space assigned by the superintendent.
    3. Entries and fees will be returned when pen space is filled. Consideration will be given to entries received as to the time and date received.
    4. All animals must be registered. Registration papers are needed for proof of registration and ownership. Failure of an exhibitor to furnish sufficient evidence will disqualify any animal held in doubt. Paper check-in time will be held prior to show.
    5. All sheep must be wearing the ear tag or tattoo corresponding to the number on entry form and registration papers.
    6. Animals must show appropriate lamb or yearling teeth. If there is any doubt of the animal’s age, the Judge will decide age by examining the teeth of that animal.
    7. Exhibitors will be limited to two entries in single lots and one entry in group lots. Animals in group classes must have been shown in individual classes.
    8. All sheep should be clean and well fitted. Animals should be fit in accordance with individual sheep registry association rules.
    9. All flocks exhibited in open class must be identified by a sign or other appropriate means throughout the duration of the fair. Sign should include Exhibitor’s name, address and breed of animal.
    10. Any change in entries must be made with the superintendent before day of showing. Substitutions may be made only within the same breed class.
    11. Birth dates for following Breeds are as follows:
      • Columbias, Corriedales, Dorsets, Hampshires, Rambouillets, Shropshires, and Suffolks:
        • Fall Lamb: Sept. 1 to Dec. 31
        • Spring Lamb: Jan. 1 to Aug. 31
      • Cheviots, Leicesters, Lincolns, Natural Color, Romney, Southdowns, and other breeds:
        • Fall Lamb: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31
        • Spring Lamb: Feb. 1 to Aug. 31

    ​CLASS 1 - Border Cheviot
    CLASS 2 - Border Leicester
    CLASS 3 - Columbia
    CLASS 4 - Corriedale
    CLASS 5 - Dorset
    CLASS 6 - Hampshire
    CLASS 7 - Jacob
    CLASS 8 - Katahdin
    CLASS 9 - Lincoln - White
    CLASS 10 - Montadale
    CLASS 11 - North Country Cheviot
    CLASS 12 - Oxford
    CLASS 13 - Romney - White
    CLASS 14 - Scottish Blackface
    CLASS 15 - Shetland
    CLASS 16 - Shropshire
    CLASS 17 - Southdown
    CLASS 18 - Suffolk
    CLASS 19 - Natural colored
    CLASS 20 - Natural colored Lincoln
    CLASS 21 - Natural colored Romney
    CLASS 22 - Other down breed
    CLASS 23 - Other wool breed
    CLASS 24 - Angora goat
    CLASS 25 - Cashmere goat

     ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
    ​​PREMIUM POINTS​105​90​75​65​50

     
    LOT (For Classes 1-23)

    1. Yearling ram: one year and under two years
    2. Fall ram lamb: see date of birth under Rule 11
    3. Spring lamb ram: same under Rule 11
    4. Pair of ram lambs: under one year. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
    ​CHAMPION RAM​RIBBON
    ​RESERVE CHAMPION RAM​RIBBON

     

    LOT (For Classes 1-23)

    1. Yearling ewe: one year and under two
    2. Pair of yearling ewes: one year and under two years. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
    3. Fall ewe lamb: see Rule 11 for date of birth
    4. Spring ewe lamb: birth date Rule 11 guidelines
    5. Pair of ewe lambs: under 1 year. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
    CHAMPION EWE​RIBBON
    RESERVE CHAMPION EWE​RIBBON

     

    LOT (For Classes 1-23)

    1. Young flock: 1 ram lamb and 2 ewe lambs, "bred and owned by exhibitor".
    2. Flock: one ram (yearling or lamb) and two yearling ewes and two ewe lambs, "bred and owned by exhibitor".
    3. Get of Sire: fout animals, lamb or yearling, both sexes represented, all by same sire.
    4. Best Pair: two animals bred and owned by exhibitor " both sexes must be represented".

    LOT (For Classes 24-25)

    1. Does under one year and of age
    2. Does one-two years of age
    3. Does over two years of age
    SUPREME CHAMPION RAMRevolving Plate
    SUPREME CHAMPION EWERevolving Plate
    Division S - Open Class Fleece and Fiber

    ​Superintendent: Kathie McWaid  (360) 438-3476
    Entry Fee: $1.00 per fleece
    Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 10am

    RULES

    1. Registration will be made at the Thurston County Fair Office by the Tuesday before fair. This is to include all 4-H or FFA fleece to enter the Open Class Fleece.
    2. Fleece must be one year (l2 months) growth or less.
    3. Fleece must be exhibited with sheared side out.
    4. Open Class fleece or fiber should be brought to the fair on Tuesday, prior to the opening of fair, Noon to 9pm.
    5. Limit two entries per exhibitor per class.
    ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
    PREMIUM POINTS ​45​35​25​15​5

     

    ​Champion​RIBBON
    ​Reserve ChampionRIBBON​

     

    CLASS 1 - Border Cheviot
    CLASS 2 - Border Leicester
    CLASS 3 - Columbia
    CLASS 4 - Corriedale
    CLASS 5 - Dorset
    CLASS 6 - Hampshire
    CLASS 7 - Jacob
    CLASS 8 - Lincoln
    CLASS 9 - Montadale
    CLASS 10 - North Country Cheviot
    CLASS 11 - Oxford
    CLASS 12 - Polypay
    CLASS 13 - Romney
    CLASS 14 - Shetland
    CLASS 15 - Shropshire
    CLASS 16 - Southdown
    CLASS 17 - Suffolk
    CLASS 18 - Natural color
    CLASS 19 - Other wool breeds
    CLASS 20 - Other down breeds
    CLASS 21 - Commercial
    CLASS 22 - Goat

    LOT

    1. Cashmere
    2. Mohair
    3. Pygora
    4. Angora

    CLASS 23 - RABBIT

    LOT

    1. English Angora
    2. French Angora
    3. Giant Angora (White Only)
    4. Satin Angora

    CLASS 24 - Alpaca

    CLASS 25 - Llama

    LOT

    1. Sheared
    2. Brushed
    Division T - Lads and Lassies Lead Contest

    Superintendent: Jason Harold  haroldj21@aol.com

    The Thurston County Fair Guidelines for the Lead Class show are as outlined:

    1. Entrants will be divided into three classes as outlined below.
    2. Sheep must be conditioned, fitted and trained to show on a halter.
    3. Participants need not own the sheep they are showing.
    4. Contestants must wear a garment made of no less than 70% wool.
    5. Entries shall include a description of the garment to be worn, the background of the contestant and the breed of the sheep shown (max. of 200 words please). This commentary will be read aloud during the contestant’s promenade in the ring.
    6. Entrants will be judged as follows:
      1. Garment 40%
      2. Handling and appearance of sheep 30%
      3. Exhibitor’s over-all image 30%
    7. Entries are due by Wednesday at 10am. Contest to be held on Wednesday. Check schedule of events for time.
    8. All exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Lads and Lassies Lead Contest, including non-sheep exhibitors.
    9. No entry fee.
    ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
    PREMIUM POINTS ​10590​7565​50

     

    CLASS 1 - AGES 12 and under
    CLASS 2 - AGES 13-17
    CLASS 3 - AGES 18 AND OVER

    Division U - Open Class Poultry

    ​Co-Superintendent: John and Crystal Hansen, zzilmsmom@gmail.com
    Entry Deadline: July 1

    Entry Fee: $1 per bird; $1 per dozen eggs

    RULES

    1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES AND GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
    2. Notice of entries must be made by July 1st at the Fair Office.
    3. All poultry must be passed through a vet check between 4pm - 8pm Tuesday the day before the Fair opens and not removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the Fair.
    4. All poultry must pass a disease and parasite inspection upon arrival and during the Fair. Be sure to dust poultry before entering them. Poultry having lice or showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet.
    5. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
    6. Cash premiums will be given in all classes, if two or more in class and lot, otherwise ribbons only.
    7. All poultry will be judged by the American System.
    8. All poultry entered must be purebred and entered according to the Standards of Perfection. No crossbreeds, please.
    9. All poultry should be banded with numbered bands for identification. This number should be recorded on the entry blank.
    10. Chickens entered in Open Class cannot be entered as a 4-H entry.
    11. All exhibitors are expected to participate in Herdsmanship. . (The number of shifts required will be determined by the number of participants.)
    12. Fowl will be exhibited in cages provided by the fair. Entries are subject to space availability. Feed and shavings will be provided for all entries during the course of the fair. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
    13. All Exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning their own cages, feeding and watering their own birds DAILY before 10:00 a.m.

    PREMIUM POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 20  WHITE - 10

    ​ChampionSpecial Award
    ​Reserve Champion​Special Award
    ​Best of Show​Special Award
    ​Reserve of Show​Special Award
    ​Reserve ChampionSpecial Award

    ​CLASS 1 - CHICKENS (LARGE) STANDARD

    LOT

    1. Cock
    2. Hen
    3. Old trio
    4. Cockerel
    5. Pullet
    6. Young trio

    CLASS 2 - CHICKENS - BANTAMS

    LOT

    1. Cock
    2. Hen
    3. Old trio
    4. Cockerel
    5. Pullet
    6. Young trio

    CLASS 3 - DUCKS

    LOT

    1. Old drake
    2. Old duck
    3. Young drake
    4. Young duck

    CLASS 4 - GEESE

    LOT

    1. Old gander
    2. Old goose
    3. Young gander
    4. Young goose

    CLASS 5 - TURKEYS

    LOT

    1. Old Tom
    2. Old Hen
    3. Young Tom
    4. Young Hen

    CLASS 6 - OTHER

    LOT

    1. Pigeon
    2. Pheasant
    3. Pea Fowl
    4. Dove
    5. Other

    CLASS 7 - EGGS

    LOT

    Entries to consist of a group of 3 eggs displayed on plates provided. Each exhibitor limited to 4 entries total. Eggs to be uniform in shape, shell texture, size, color and appearance. One egg may be cracked open, at the Judges discretion, to judge internal characteristics.

    1. Large Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
    2. Bantam Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
    3. Waterfowl Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
    4. Non-Standard Eggs: Breed (if Known) and color of egg noted on entry form. NOTE: Non - Standard eggs included birds not accepted in the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.
    Division V - Open Class Llamas and Alpacas

    ​Superintendent: Kathie McWaid  (360) 491-4806
    Asst. Superintendent: Pam Ackerman  (360) 556-6916

    RULES

    1. Members exhibiting llamas at the Fair must enter Fitting and Showing.
    2. No llamas will be allowed in the horse arena.
    3. Any llama unmanageable by exhibitor member will be sent home.
    4. Any llama showing extreme signs of stress will be sent home.
    5. No tranquilizers will be allowed.
    6. An exercise area will be assigned for llamas. Llamas will not be allowed in other areas of the Fairgrounds without special permission from the Llama superintendent.
    7. Llamas/Alpacas must be attended by their exhibitors every day of the Fair.
    8. Eligible Llamas/Alpacas: Intact males are accepted as long as they can handled safely by the exhibitor, geldings, and females.
    9. Llamas/Alpacas of any age may compete in any class except packing. Llamas/Alpacas younger than 12 months will use a day pack with 2lbs in each side in the Pack Class competition.

    POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - 10 

    CLASS 1 - SKILLS CONTEST

    LOT

    • PACKING
      1. Novice
      2. Junior
      3. Senior
    • HANDLER
      1. Novice
      2. Junior
      3. Senior

    CLASS 2 - OBSTACLES

    LOT

    1. Novice
    2. Junior
    3. Senior

    OBSTACLE COURSE - Llama/Alpacas to compete, packed or unpacked, through planned obstacle course. May include water hazard, jumps, backing, maze, etc. Consideration made for incomplete attempts.

    CLASS 3 - PUBLIC RELATIONS
    WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC

    LOT

    1. Novice
    2. Junior
    3. Senior
    Division W - Youth Market Animal Sale

    1. SALE MANAGER:  Committee President,  www.tcymas.org

      SIFTING COMMITTEE:  Members of the Sale Committee

      WEIGHMASTERS & SALE COORDINATORS:  Members of the Sale Committee

      AUCTIONEERS:  To Be Announced

      SPONSORS: Market Sale Committee, community agricultural youth organizations

       PURPOSE:

      To provide an outlet for youth to exhibit and sell quality market livestock (steers, hogs, lambs, meat goats, and market rabbits) which have reached marketable weight and grade.  Sellers and the bidders and/or buyers are reminded that the price paid to the seller on their animal may not, in fact, reflect a true market price at the time of the sale.  It is the desire of the sponsors that the buyer of the animals featured in this sale will bid sufficiently to cover the individual exhibitor's additional expenses incurred.  Any animal sold in the auction is suitable for process at the time of the sale.

       

      RULES, REGULATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY:

      1. Each exhibitor must be enrolled in 4-H or be a member of an FFA Chapter and be actively caring for the animal(s) exhibited as a 4-H project or an FFA farming project. 4-H and FFA members must be enrolled as a member of Thurston County 4-H or a Thurston County FFA Chapter. Each 4-H and FFA member must follow the rules and regulations of their respective organization and the Thurston County Fair. If any disciplinary action is taken of an exhibitor during the fair, the committee reserves the right to review all actions and may result in not being allowed to sell.
      2. This notice of Intent to Sell/Memorandum of Understanding shall be completed to be eligible for the sale and be postmarked by April 30, 2022 for steers and June 1, 2022 for sheep, hogs, meat goats & meat rabbits. Intent must be mailed to Market Animal Sale Committee, PO BOX 695 East Olympia, WA. 98540 or emailed to tcymas@gmail.com.  Copies of this Memorandum of Understanding & Intent to Sell form are available on the TCYMAS website at wwww.TCYMAS.org.
      3. The market sale sifting committee shall inspect all animals entered in the division between 6:00pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 during weigh-in.  If the animal does not meet weight limits, the exhibit will be eliminated from the auction. However, exhibitor may change his/her entry and show it in the appropriate division, class & lot, not associated with the market animal sale.  Exhibitor must be present for inspection and weigh-in.  NO PROXIES ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR SALE COMMITTEE APPROVAL.
      4. No steers having horns longer than 2 inches will be permitted.
      5. All market goats will be dehorned. Any scurs will be under two inches.
      6. Market hogs may be gilts or barrows; market lambs may be wethers or ewes; meat goats may be wethers or does; rabbits may be bucks or does.
      7. Market lambs must have no more than ¾ of an inch of fleece.
      8. Market rabbits: exhibitors must own the doe on or before date of kindle.
      9. Market rabbits must be one of the recognized ARBA commercial meat breeds or a cross of those commercial breeds.
      10. No animal previously sold at any youth sale shall be allowed to be resold at the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale.
      11. If you choose to participate in the Thurston County Youth Animal Market Sale you may not cross enter that project animal into any neighboring county fair market animal sales for the current year (the Northwest Junior Livestock Show, Puget Sound Livestock Show and Washington Junior Lamb Carcass Show are not county fairs.)
      12. All sheep and goats entered into the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale shall be identified as per the USDA-APHIS Scrapie Mandatory Identification Program for sheep and goats.

        ENTRY REGULATIONS:
      1. Each exhibitor may consign up to two (2) separate units, but not two units of the same species.  A unit is considered to be: a single steer, a single market hog, a single market lamb, a single meat goat, a single market rabbit fryer or a single market rabbit pen of three (3) fryers.
      2. Exhibitors may not withdraw their exhibits from the show or auction after weigh-in on the day before the fair.
      3. Market animals must not be in any type of partnership.  If this rule is violated, future entries into the sale may be limited.
      4. Exhibitors and/or others may not buy animals for specific return of animals to the seller to be shown at other shows and/or market sales by any exhibitor.
      5. NO ANIMAL WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL UNLESS AN INTENT TO SELL/MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING OF SALE RULES IS SIGNED BY EXHIBITOR, LEADER/ADVISOR, AND PARENT/GUARDIAN AND RECEIVED BY SECRETARY BY DUE DATES INDICATED ON INTENT TO SELL FORM.
      6. No animal will be weighed without a completed Market Health Record.
      7. Sellers of market steers at the final weigh-in must complete and hand in a hauling slip and bill of sale if the animal is branded.
      8. Cost worksheets will be required to be posted for every animal by noon on Thursday of fair week.

    ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION:

    Animals should be tagged, branded, or tattooed prior to arriving at the fairgrounds.  Tags will be available prior to the sale.  Rabbit tattoo numbers will be entered onto Intent to Sell form before weigh-in. 

    SALE REGULATIONS:

    1. The official judge while judging for type may exclude the exhibit from the sale if the animal fails to meet the minimum grade as established.
    2. All project animals found eligible for the sale will be weighed for sale weight on Tuesday during weigh-in.  Sellers must be present to bring their animals into the auction ring or they will not be sold.  NO PROXIES ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR SALE COMMITTEE APPROVAL.
    3. If a weight is contested on any animal, the animal must stay within the scale area and be re-weighed immediately.
    4. All project animals will be sold by the pound.
    5. All sales are final.
    6. Sale order will be determined by sale committee and the judge.
    7. USDA requirements for withdrawal of feed additives and medications shall be followed.  If the animal is condemned during processing for violation of these USDA requirements, it is the seller's responsibility to absorb the loss.

      PAYMENTS FROM SALE:
    1. Proceeds of the sale will be distributed to sellers/exhibitors or their assignors after payments have been received from all buyers.  No payment will be made to the seller/exhibitor until the treasurer has collected all proceeds of the sale.
    2. A 5% commission will be deducted from all revenues (including sales and add-ons) to cover the cost of facilitating the sale.

      SELLER'S RESPONSIBILITY:
    1. Each exhibitor will complete one Intent to Sell forms for each animal unit they intend to exhibit and sell.  The animal must be identified in some manner. 
    2. Each exhibitor and seller assumes the responsibility for securing at least three potential buyers for each animal to be sold.
    3. Sellers of market steers must provide buyers with a rope halter, which may or may not be returned to exhibitor.  This halter must be left on steer in the barn.
    4. All exhibitors are required to care for market animals until the animal leaves the fairgrounds or until the livestock release time.

      BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY:

      It is required that the buyers of animals and monetary supporters of the sale will pay cash, check or credit card following the sale or make arrangements with the Treasurer.

      LIVE WEIGHT, GRADING, & AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKET ANIMALS:
    1. If the weight of an animal is contested it must stay in the immediate vicinity of the scale to be re-weighed.
    • MARKET STEERS:  1000 pound minimum.  Must grade either select or choice to qualify for the sale. Desirable age of steers should be less than 24 months of age.  Only steers awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
    • MARKET LAMBS:  90 pound minimum to 160 pound maximum.  Must grade either select or choice to qualify for the sale and not have over ¾ of an inch of fleece.   Only lambs awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
    • MARKET HOGS:  220 pound minimum to 300 maximum.  Must grade either USDA #1 or USDA #2 to qualify for the sale.  Only hogs awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell. 
    • MEAT GOATS: 60 pound minimum.  Goats must be a Boer or meat breed cross, be less than a year old, and cannot have lost their first milk teeth at time of weigh-in.  Goats will be graded on weight, muscle tone, and overall condition.  Only goats awarded a blue ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
    • MARKET RABBITS: Single fryers must be under 70 days of age and be 3.5 pounds minimum to 6 pounds maximum.  Fryer pens will consist of 3 rabbits under 70 days of age and each weighing 3.5 pounds minimum to 6 pounds maximum.  Only fryers and fryer pens awarded a blue ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.

      QUESTIONS?:

      Questions or concerns regarding this Memorandum of Understanding can be addressed to the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale Committee at PO Box 695 East Olympia, WA 98540 or www.tcymas.org